Two plead guilty in case over imported Lipitor


lipitorTwo pharmaceutical drug distributors pleaded guilty Thursday to taking part in a $42 million conspiracy to illegally import and sell the cholesterol reduction drug Lipitor and other medicines.

Richard K. Rounsborg, 48, of Kearney, Neb., and Albert David Nassar, 51, of New York, each pleaded guilty to conspiracy.

U.S. Attorney Bradley Schlozman said they bought Lipitor intended for distribution in South America, then illegally imported it into the U.S. to sell at a lower cost than Lipitor made for the U.S.

The Lipitor bought and sold by the conspirators was not manufactured by Pfizer, which makes Lipitor for distribution in the U.S.

source - STL Today