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Physician found guilty of purchasing non-approved prescriptions not approved in the U.S.

Brenda Roberts, 54, a Troutdale physician, was sentenced on Tuesday, Oct. 4 to six months' probation and 40 hours of community service for illegally purchasing foreign-sourced Botox and Juvaderm on the internet and administering both to patients in her home.

"Purchasing foreign-sourced and unapproved drugs and devices on the internet poses a grave danger to the health and safety patients, said Billy J. Williams. U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon. "Dr. Roberts violated her professional duty to 'do no harm' and instead subjected her patients to an incredible risk of injury,"

According to court documents, beginning in 2008, Roberts provided medical services from her home in Troutdale as a supplement to her full-time position with an outside medical practice, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated, and found Roberts would purchase Botox and Juvaderm from websites including BuckaDayPharmacy.com, AllDayChemist.com and FindlandiaPharmacy.com that were manufactured for distribution in foreign countries, but not approved for use in the U.S.

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