Illinois pharmacist gets probation in drug-mislabeling case - KMOV.com

Illinois pharmacist gets probation in drug-mislabeling case

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) -- A southwestern Illinois pharmacist who admits he mislabeled drugs sent to nursing homes will have to serve six months of home confinement as part of his three years on probation.

A federal judge in East St. Louis also ordered 46-year-old Ted Thalmann of Edwardsville to complete 250 hours of community service.

Thalmann pleaded guilty in January to a misdemeanor count of mislabeling a drug. His corporation pleaded guilty to a felony charge of misbranding a drug and was sentenced to five years of probation.

Federal prosecutors say prescription drugs at Thalmann's The Medicine Shoppe in Edwardsville were repackaged into blister packs labeled with incorrect expiration dates. Those packs then were supplied to nursing homes from March 2007 through March 2008.

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