Fox Chapel woman who smuggled cancer drug sentenced

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A pharmacist's wife who smuggled the cancer drug Xeloda into the United States has forfeit $600,000 and was sentenced today to two years of probation.

Robin W. Simon, of Fox Chapel, was staying in Lisbon, Portugal, in 2007 when she bought Xeloda from an Irish company. Later she also obtained the drug from a British firm.

Taking advantage of the price differences between the European and American markets, she was responsible for the drugs being sold to customers of the Stanton-Negley Pharmacy in Highland Park for hundreds of thousands of dollars in profits.

U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence.


Rich Lord: rlord@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1542. Twitter: @richelord.

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