The former chairman and CEO of St. Louis-based KV Pharmaceutical Co. has pleaded guilty to two federal charges of misbranding drugs.
The U.S. Attorney's office says that 69-year-old Marc S. Hermelin entered the pleas Thursday. He was sentenced to one month in prison and a $1 million fine and agreed to forfeit $900,000 to the federal government.
KV Pharmaceutical manufactured generic prescription drugs, including a pain relief and opiate drug called morphine sulfate.
Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon looks at some of the traditional dry-cured Italian meats, hanging in Volpi Foods, during a tour in St. Louis on March 3, 2011.Nixon used the setting to announced that Missouri exports grew 35 percent in 2010.