KENTWOOD, Mich. (WZZM)-- Two pharmacists are facing a federal felony charge of misbranding drugs, after admitting to knowing Kentwood Pharmacy was restocking with leftover drugs from nursing homes and adult foster care homes.
James D. Orr, 75, of Grand Rapids and Thomas N. Verhage, 68, of Kentwood entered guilty pleas on June 26 after two days of hearings before Judge Scoville. Both men were pharmacists at Kentwood Pharmacy who dispensed medication to foster care and nursing homes. The U.S. Attorney's office says Orr acknowledged some of the prescriptions contained drugs he knew were returned to stock in violation with state and federal laws, including drugs that had been misbranded.
The FDA, FBI, DEA and IRS continue to investigate the case involving Kentwood Pharmacy. Anyone who suspects a pharmacy is taking part in illegal activity involving drugs can contactthe FDA or the DEA.