FBI rounds up samples of drugs from pharmacy

Friday, December 7, 2001

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The FBI is expanding its drug-dilution investigation at a Kansas pharmacy because the latest drug alleged to be weakened is so different from those found earlier, spokesman Jeff Lanza said.

Pharmacist Robert R. Courtney is charged with diluting the cancer drugs Gemzar and Taxol at his Research Medical Tower Pharmacy in Kansas City.

Tests released Tuesday showed two samples of the fertility drug progesterone from his Merriam, Kan. pharmacy had been watered down, the FBI said.

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