Monday, January 11, 2016
District Court Enters Permanent Injunction to Prevent Dallas Compounding Pharmacy and Three Individuals from Distributing Adulterated Drugs
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas entered a consent decree for permanent injunction against Downing Labs LLC, Ashley Michelle Downing, Christopher Van Downing and Roger E. Mansfield to prevent them from distributing adulterated drugs in interstate commerce, the Department of Justice announced today.
The department filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas on Jan. 4, 2016, at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). According to the complaint, Downing Labs manufactures, packs, labels and distributes drugs in interstate commerce. As noted in the complaint, Downing Labs has been engaged in manufacturing drugs that, by virtue of their labeling and/or route of administration, purport to be or are intended to be sterile. The complaint alleges that Downing Labs has a long history of manufacturing drug products under conditions that fall short of the minimum requirements to ensure safety and quality.
“The permanent injunction requires Downing Labs and the individual defendants to bring their processes into compliance with the law, which is essential to ensuring that Downing Labs’ drug products are safe for the American public,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Benjamin C. Mizer, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Division. “The Department of Justice will remain vigilant in protecting consumers from pharmaceutical drugs that do not meet the safety protections provided under federal law.”
Source: US Department of Justice (DOJ)
Last Updated: 2016-01-11