Man indicted in sale of ‘homemade’, untested cancer drugs

Man indicted in sale of ‘homemade’, untested cancer drugs
An Alabama man has been indicted on charges he manufactured homemade and untested cancer drugs. (Source: Raycom images)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say an Alabama man has been indicted on charges he manufactured homemade and untested cancer drugs in his kitchen and marketed them to “alternative-medicine doctors” in the U.S., Mexico and elsewhere.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Alabama announced Wednesday that 54-year-old Patrick Charles Bishop was charged with conspiracy and nearly three-dozen other fraud-related counts in the purchase, manufacture and distribution of drug products that had never been approved by federal regulators.

Prosecutors say the drugs contained a compound purchased from a Chinese manufacturer. Bishop claimed they were effective cancer treatments.

It’s unclear whether he has an attorney who can comment for him.

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