Pick and Pay Inc. Ordered to Stop Operations Immediately
The DOJ sought a permanent injunction against the company for manufacturing and distributing unapproved new drugs
According to a news release, a permanent injunction has been filed against Pick and Pay Inc./Cili Minerals, a manufacturer and distributor of drugs and dietary supplements, and its owner, Anton S. Botha. The company has been forced to immediately stop operations until it comes into compliance.
The DOJ sought the injunction due to the company unlawfully manufacturing and distributing unapproved new drugs, misbranded drugs, adulterated dietary supplements and misbranded dietary supplements.
“The FDA works with companies to ensure their processes comply with the public health requirements in our laws and regulations,” said Melinda Plaisier, FDA associate commissioner for regulatory affairs. “But when a company refuses to comply, we will take enforcement action.”
The company has been inspected four times since 2012, and the FDA found the company was manufacturing and distributing the illicit drugs. The drugs were marketed as being able to cure cancer, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, autism, and more.