Saturday, January 13, 2007

Kagen: "Patent Medicine" Huckster, Too?

"Millionaire" Kagen (D-WI) is not merely an oaf, braggart-liar, or jackass. Apparently, he's also selling his own brand of "medicine."

And the FDA doesn't like it:

Federal health officials have warned freshman Rep. Steve Kagen that his Wisconsin allergy practice is in apparent violation of federal law for manufacturing and selling allergy shots without a valid license.

According to a letter sent to Kagen by the Food and Drug Administration, Kagen manufactured a variety of ragweed and grass allergen vaccines from commercially distributed pollen and sold the shots to patients at his clinic and in at least 24 other states.

The FDA letter, which was dated Dec. 18 but wasn't posted online until Thursday, said that Kagen, D-Wis., did not have a valid license required for introducing a biological product into interstate commerce.

Sorta kinda his own Health Care Reform, eh?

HT: Betsy's Page


Anonymous said...

Can you find more misinformation?
The patients are all Wisconsin residents, who live part-time out of state. Know anyone who winters in Arizona?
They get their meds sent to them by the clinic.
They don't order them online, like Rush Limbaugh from Mexico to get his morphine.
This is a non-issue by the sour grapes group of neochronics.
The FDA head who started this smear campaign, after Kagen announced his run for Congress, is being sentenced to prison on Jan 22. For stock ownership in a company that he ruled for, while FDA Cheif. Bushie appinted him in 2003, and the guy is not even a Doctor!...Well, Bush seems to think he was. A Veternarian is a doctor to GW Bush, right?

Dad29 said...

Dear Goofy,

All I know is what's in the newspapers.

Let's see how this plays out, shall we?

I love Intrigues of the Rich and Famous!