BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General
Maura Healey has announced that two Florida companies will pay $17 million after
allegations of deceptive marketing related to erectile dysfunction medications
“Patients entrust medical providers with their health and
well-being, and all patients deserve access to honest and proper care,” Healey said. “Medical providers cannot mislead Massachusetts consumers about
their services and medications. Our office will continue to pursue those who
prey on vulnerable patients who are simply seeking medical care.”
A Suffolk Superior Court judgment permanently bars Florida
Medical Clinic LLC (FMMC) and Men’s Medical Clinic LLC (MMC) from operating
unlicensed medical clinics in the state or deceptively marketing their services
The defendants allegedly used deceptive practices to lure
more than 4,000 consumers to the unlicensed facilities.
Of the $17 million in penalties, $6.3 million will go toward
restitution for Massachusetts consumers.
The case is being handled by assistant attorney general
Emiliano Mazlen with assistance from division chief Karen Tseng and legal analyst
Kathryn Doty of Healey’s Health Care Division, and Kevin McCarthy and Anthony
Crespi of the Civil Investigations Division.