Doctor Pleads Guilty to Using Misbranded and Adulterated Products Sold as Botox and Juvederm

Posted By Madilyn Moeller, Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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A San Francisco-area doctor pleaded guilty on Nov. 22 in connection with the use of unapproved products she sold as genuine Botox and Juvederm.

Dr. Lindsay Clark, 45, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of violating the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) by receiving and delivering misbranded drugs and misbranded and adulterated devices. Her medical practice, Lindsay Clark, M.D., Medical Corporation, also pleaded guilty to one felony count of receiving and delivering misbranded drugs and misbranded and adulterated devices.

Clark specialized in procedures using injectable drugs and devices for cosmetic purposes. In pleading guilty, Clark admitted that, from 2016 through 2020, she obtained and used with patients prescription drugs and devices that were not the subject of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licenses or approvals, and that she took steps to conceal this conduct from patients, the FDA, and the authorized corporate distributor of the products. Clark further admitted that she and her practice obtained these products from sources outside of the United States. Specifically, the defendants purchased unapproved and unlicensed injectable botulinum toxin drugs and hyaluronic acid filler devices from online “pharmacies” outside the United States. Clark admitted that she then sold these products to patients, falsely representing the products to be the more expensive, FDA-approved products Botox and Juvederm. Clark’s practice received more than $1,069,880 in connection with the sale and use of misbranded and adulterated products.

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