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Wed Oct 13, 2021, 04:32 PM

Online pharmacy Ravkoo sold millions worth of dubious drugs

OCTOBER 13, 2021 7:00 AM EDT

Before the .. pandemic ... At least 15 of its 82 pharmacies had been shuttered or sold ... Employees and patients had started to accuse the company of fraud ... One top executive had .. been convicted for ... running a national opioid pill mill; two others .. were barred from .. business with federal health-care programs due to allegations .. from racketeering .. to .. illegal kickbacks.

But .. the pandemic presented .. loosened rules for telehealth and long-distance prescription writing ... And the Patels ... were able to take advantage of ... at least $7 million in loans from the .. Paycheck Protection Program ...

... The newly rebranded digital pharmacy .. named Ravkoo ... would soon become a key player in a booming industry that fills telemedicine prescriptions for .. treatments like ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine through a partnership with America’s Frontline Doctors ...

From Nov. 2020 to Sept. 2021, Ravkoo filled at least 340,000 prescriptions, amounting to an estimated $8.5 million ... Nearly half the prescriptions were for ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine ...


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