- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Federal prosecutors are asking the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate charges against an East Tennessee physician and his wife, who were convicted of using unapproved foreign drugs at their cancer clinic.

The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/13ttfRl) reports Beth Brinkmann, a deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department, filed the motion in the case of Dr. Anindya Sen and his wife, Patricia Posey Sen, who were sentenced in June to probation and fined.

The Greeneville couple was accused of purchasing more than $3 million in misbranded and unapproved medications between 2009 and 2012 for the East Tennessee Cancer & Blood Center. Defense attorneys blamed the supplier, saying the doctor thought the drugs were approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

The Justice Department motion does not give a reason for the request.

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Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com

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