Terra Sigillata

I could write a post every other week, at minimum, on dietary supplements adulterated with prescription drugs – against federal law, but easy to do with bulk pharmaceuticals available from overseas and no independent product purity oversight.

But here’s a new one from the Key West Citizen:

Acupuncturist arrested
An acupuncturist who operates a business on Duck Avenue was arrested Thursday on three
felony charges. Ashley Hoyt, 45, was charged with fraud/impersonation and two counts of obtaining a controlled substance through forgery.
Hoyt operates her business Ashley Hoyt Inc. at 3420 Duck Ave., according to the Florida
Department of State Division of Corporations. The business opened in 2000.

If this was the result of personal issues of substance dependence, I wish Ms Hoyt my best in seeking rehabilitative care.

But if the compounds obtained were to be used in some herbal preparation with purported anti-anxiety or analgesic activity doled out to clients, my sympathy is hereby revoked.


  1. #1 ebohlman
    February 16, 2009

    Duck Avenue? Is that where all the quacks have their practices?

  2. #2 Abel Pharmboy
    February 17, 2009

    ebohlman! FTW!!!!

    Can’t believe I missed the opportunity – well done.

  3. #3 llewelly
    February 19, 2009

    Your link no longer leads to the article about the acupuncturist. Instead it goes to an article about someone speeding.

  4. #4 Abel Pharmboy
    February 19, 2009

    @llewelly – scroll down to the second report – it was just the crime briefs section of the paper.

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