Man pleads guilty in cancer drug scheme -

Man pleads guilty in cancer drug scheme

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A California man has pleaded guilty in a conspiracy to distribute unapproved chemotherapy drugs to doctors throughout the United States, including a St. Louis doctor who pleaded guilty to related federal charges last week.
The U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis says James Newcomb of La Jolla, Calif., faces sentencing on May 25 after the guilty plea on Tuesday. He agreed to forfeit $1.4 million and a Land Rover.
Newcomb admitted that he and others distributed prescription drugs from other countries to doctors in the U.S. The drugs were not the U.S. versions that had been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
On Thursday, Dr. Abid Nisar of St. Louis County pleaded guilty to a federal misdemeanor for using drugs provided to him by Newcomb and another person.

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