FDA Shuts Down Unlicensed Cough Medicine Co.

Law360, New York (May 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After three years of warnings for allegedly selling untested prescription cough and cold medicine, Scientific Laboratories Inc. has been shut down by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The FDA said Friday that Scientific Laboratories, President Rajeshwari Patel and CEO Amit Roy have signed a consent decree of permanent injunction and are barred from manufacturing and distributing drug products until they obtain approval for those products.

The injunction comes after a May 5 lawsuit filed by the government against Scientific Laboratories and its chief officers in...
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