Feds indict man for selling foreign-made Botox to docs

Federal authorities have come down on an Illinois man and his company, indicting them for importing and selling $3 million worth of foreign and unapproved Botox and Juvederm. Christopher Carstens, 47, of Alton, and his company, Orthopaedic Solutions, were charged in a 9-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City for violations of FDA regulations. Juvederm is a clear, biodegradable gel implant that is injected into the skin to correct wrinkles and folds. The charges accuse him of importing the drugs between 2008 and 2011 and telling doctors they were approved. The feds are trying to get Carstens to relinquish the $3 million. Late last year the FDA also warned 350 doctor practices that counterfeit Botox may have gotten into the U.S. through a Canadian distributor. Release | More