EDWARDSVILLE PHARMACIST AND PHARMACY PLEAD GUILTY TO MISBRANDING DRUGS
According to States Attorney Courtney Cox, Ted S. Thalmann, age 46, owner of The Medicine Shoppe of Edwardsville, pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of misbranding a drug. The corporation pled guilty to a felony charge of misbranding a drug. Charging documents indicate that prescription drugs were repackaged from the manufacturer's original stock bottle and placed into blister packs, labeled with incorrect expiration dates, and supplied to area nursing homes, from March 2007 through March 2008. Sentencing is scheduled for May 14, 2010. Thalmann faces a maximum sentence of one year imprisonment, one year supervised release, and a fine of $100,000.
At the last South Central Illinois Growth Alliance meeting, Kristine Jarden of the Entrepreneurship Center of SIUE presented information on developing entrepreneur mentoring programs and peer networking to encourage new businesses. Five businesses have been started recently by persons who have been laid off or who were expecting a layoff. Reports to the alliance included; the Army Corps of Engineers expanding bike trails around Carlyle Lake, Salem hosting the World Dart Championship in January, and Kaskaskia College dedicating the newly constructed tennis courts and soccer field.