Drug seller stopped by Abbott
FORT WORTH, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced Thursday that an enforcement action against a Tarrant County woman accused of selling prescription drugs online has been resolved.
Laurie D'Alleva and her Mansfield-based businesses, Discount Medspa and Ontario Medspa, were charged with several violations of the Texas Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act and the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
It was alleged that D'Alleva had been selling Botox-like injections and other prescription-only products over the Internet, advertising them as available to all purchasers without restrictions.
D'Alleva also promoted her membership with an organization called the Texas Medical Council, which doesn't exist, Abbott says.
According to terms of the agreement, D'Alleva will no longer sell the products, will take down her Web site and will pay $125,000 in civil penalties, attorneys fees and the Texas Department of State Health Services' investigative costs.