Doc and wife sentenced for administering unapproved, foreign drugs

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ALBANY – A Poughkeepsie doctor and his wife were sentenced to pay fines for receiving in interstate commerce and delivering misbranded drugs as a misdemeanor.
Dr. Vincent Koh, 73, and his wife, Milly Koh, 64, who was his office manager, were sentenced in Albany federal court on Monday to pay fines of $7,500 and $3,000 respectively.
The Kohs pled guilty in November 2017.
Koh is a state-licensed medical doctor specializing in the treatment
of cancer patients, with offices in Poughkeepsie and Glens Falls. Milly
Koh managed the practice and is responsible for ordering various discount
oncology drugs from foreign sources that Vincent Koh prescribed and administered
to patients.
Those drugs had not been approved by the FDA for distribution or use in the United States, and their labeling did not contain information required by law.
In February of this year, the Kohs agreed to pay $500,000 for violating the False Claims Act by submitting false claims to Medicare for unapproved chemotherapy drugs.