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AIDS test adulteration

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) device manufacturer RJL Sciences and President Rudolph Liedtke plead guilty April 19 in Boston federal court. They admit to disseminating adulterated computer software products to promote diagnoses of AIDS wasting and boost sales of an AIDS-wasting drug, according to a release issued by U.S. attorney Michael Sullivan. The software packages, for use in combination with a BIA device to estimate body composition, were not FDA-approved. With sentencing scheduled for Sept. 13, Liedtke faces up to five years' imprisonment and a $250,000 fine, while RJL could be fined up to $500,000. FDA is taking part in the ongoing investigation...

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