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December 19, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The founders of a Brea herbal company accused of secretly lacing pills with highly addictive prescription drugs entered no contest pleas Thursday and agreed to pay more than $500,000 in fines. John Chen, sister Sophie Chen and Allan Wang admitted to single misdemeanors, including advertising misbranded and adulterated food and passing commercial adulterated food, Deputy Dist. Atty. Byron Nelson told City News Service. Their defunct corporation, BotanicLab Inc.
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December 20, 2003 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
Nine lawsuits filed in Los Angeles County alleging that people were injured or died because of their unsuspecting use of drug-laced herbal supplements could be helped by a plea agreement reached this week with the Brea-based supplier, an attorney for the plaintiffs said Friday. In a settlement arranged through the Orange County district attorney's office, BotanicLab Inc. pleaded no contest Thursday to a felony charge of producing a product that posed a danger to the public.
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December 20, 2003 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
Nine lawsuits filed in Los Angeles County alleging that people were injured or died because of their unsuspecting use of drug-laced herbal supplements could be helped by a plea agreement reached this week with the Brea-based supplier, an attorney for the plaintiffs said Friday. In a settlement arranged through the Orange County district attorney's office, BotanicLab Inc. pleaded no contest Thursday to a felony charge of producing a product that posed a danger to the public.
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December 19, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The founders of a Brea herbal company accused of secretly lacing pills with highly addictive prescription drugs entered no contest pleas Thursday and agreed to pay more than $500,000 in fines. John Chen, sister Sophie Chen and Allan Wang admitted to single misdemeanors, including advertising misbranded and adulterated food and passing commercial adulterated food, Deputy Dist. Atty. Byron Nelson told City News Service. Their defunct corporation, BotanicLab Inc.
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June 13, 2003 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
The founders of an Orange County company that touted an answer to prostate cancer have been charged with secretly lacing the herbal pill and other products with highly addictive prescription drugs.
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November 22, 2003 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
The founders of an herbal company accused of secretly lacing pills with highly addictive prescription drugs have verbally agreed to plead guilty to reduced criminal charges and pay thousands of dollars in fines rather than face jail time, a defense attorney said.
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March 26, 2002 | MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Food and Drug Administration warned consumers and doctors Monday that kava, a popular dietary supplement, carries a "potential risk" of causing severe liver damage. The advisory urged kava consumers and their doctors to be on the lookout for signs of liver injury. It came three months after the FDA asked doctors to review their cases for links between kava and liver problems.
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February 9, 2002 | RAY HERNDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The manufacturer of a promising and widely used herbal treatment for prostate cancer told consumers Friday to stop taking the product after California authorities determined it was contaminated with potentially harmful prescription drugs. State health officials asked BotanicLab Inc. of Brea to recall PC SPES, the prostate cancer treatment, and another supplement, SPES, after finding they contained elements of the anxiety drug Xanax and the blood-thinning drug Coumadin.
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November 22, 2003 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
The founders of an herbal company accused of secretly lacing pills with highly addictive prescription drugs have verbally agreed to plead guilty to reduced criminal charges and pay thousands of dollars in fines rather than face jail time, a defense attorney said.
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June 13, 2003 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
The founders of an Orange County company that touted an answer to prostate cancer have been charged with secretly lacing the herbal pill and other products with highly addictive prescription drugs.
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