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Montana dietary supplement maker fined $80K

By Associated Press
Published On: Dec 19 2013 03:03:04 PM MST
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HELENA, Mont. -

A Montana dietary supplement maker has been found in contempt of court and fined $80,000 for continuing to manufacture and sell unapproved drugs in violation of a 2010 agreement with the Food and Drug Administration.
    
The FDA says U.S. District Judge Sam Haddon made his finding against Toby Carl McAdam of Livingston on Dec. 4.
    
The U.S. Department of Justice began a case against McAdam in February 2010 after the FDA learned McAdam's company, Risingsun Health, was advertising and selling products that claimed to treat cancer and other diseases.
    
The November 2010 consent decree barred the company from developing and selling topical bloodroot and graviola products, any new drugs, new animal drugs or any supplements in violation of the law. The FDA said Risingsun continued to violate the agreement.