Man indicted in sale of ‘homemade’, untested cancer drugs

BIRMINGHAM (AP) – An Alabama man has been indicted on charges he manufactured homemade and untested cancer drugs in his kitchen and marketed them to “alternative-medicine doctors” in the United States (US), Mexico and elsewhere, according to federal prosecutors.

Patrick Charles Bishop, 54, was charged with conspiracy and nearly three-dozen other fraud-related counts in the purchase, manufacture and distribution of drug products that were never been reviewed or approved by federal regulators.

Prosecutors said Bishop claimed the drugs, which contained a compound he purchased from a Chinese manufacturer, were effective cancer treatments.