What’s in a Name? Medical Spas and the L...

Generally speaking, people consider a medical spa to be a facility that operates under the supervision of a licensed healthcare professional during business hours. This healthcare professional must be operating under the scope set forth by his or her license, and must be available on-site. Furthermore, the other staff members must also be working within the scope of practice as set forth by their licensing board. While this definition seems simple enough in understanding a medical spa or “med spa”, there are certain considerations that potential clients should be aware of...

$16 Million in FL Pharma Drugs Gone Wron...

In April of this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida requested that U.S. Marshals seize over $16 million dollars worth of prescription drug products that had not yet been approved from Stratus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., of Miami, Florida. These prescription drug products had been marketed and distributed in spite of their lack of approval, which is what prompted this large-scale seizure. The products removed during this operation included topical treatments including; antibiotic skin cleansers, ointments for...