For several months now, CBS News Chief Investigative Correspondent Armen Keteyian has been following the growing trend of counterfeit cancer drugs that are ending up at U.S. doctors' office. Now Keteyian's latest report for "The CBS Evening News" is about American doctors purchasing foreign drugs that do not have the FDA seal of approval. He interviews a person who works at a clinic that has purchased these unapproved drugs for years.
"I've seen when patients suffer," said the clinic employee. "They suffer enough when they get diagnosed, when they are initially told that they have cancer. This adds a level of anxiety now and I don't think any patient should be forced to deal with that."
Read Keteyian's new report and watch the segment from "The CBS Evening News." And also check out his previous reporting on counterfeit cancer drugs from overseas.
(CBS News) EL SALVADOR - The brewing Secret Service scandal that has touched this small Central American country centers around "Lips," a strip club owned by an American that caters to VIP, military and government personnel.
Earlier this week, citing an unnamed Salvadoran sub-contractor and other sources, CBS Seattle affiliate KIRO reported in the week prior to President Obama's visit to El Salvador in March 2011, "vanloads" of Secret Service agents "descended on the club," drank heavily over the course of two or three days, paid for "sexual favors" from the dancers, and at least two agents openly offered money to have some strippers return to their hotel rooms for "special favors."
As part of his story, KIRO investigator reporter Chris Halsne said he spoke at length to "Lips" owner Dan (DJ) Ertel. There, Halsne said, Ertel confirmed a large number of Secret Service agents had "descended on his club," claiming the agents were there at least three nights and it was "no surprise to me." In addition, Halsne cited "guards, managers and other employees" at the club that backed up the story.
On Friday, in an interview with CBS News Chief Investigative Correspondent Armen Keteyian outside a downtown hotel in San Salvador, Ertel described Halsne's account of their on-the-record conversation as "totally inaccurate."Continue »
CBS News correspondent Armen Keteyian reports that the fake cancer treating drug contained no active ingredient. It was purchased from a company called Montana Healthcare Solutions, whose address traces to a house in tiny Belgrade, Montana. The counterfeit drug eventually found its way to at least 19 doctors in three states.Continue »
COMPTON, Calif. - In 2007, Brandon "Bull" Johnson charged straight out of Dominguez High in Compton, Calif., and straight into the starting lineup at the University of Washington.
Today, the 22-year-old Johnson sits in a southern California jail and faces murder charges in connection with the shooting of an 18-year-old suspected gang member this summer. Johnson, who has denied all charges, is accused of being, in the words of a prosecutor in the case, "directly affiliated" with the infamous "Bloods" gang.Continue »
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - There may be many more victims in the Penn Sate sex abuse scandal. Former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is charged with attacking eight boys over 15 years.
CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian has learned Sandusky may have abused more than 18 boys. An attorney representing several of the alleged victims say they told him abuse by Sandusky included rape and molestation.Continue »
STATE COLLEGE, Penn. - More victims have come forward in the Penn State child sex abuse investigation. CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian has learned the state police are vetting the claims of others who say, they too, were sexually assaulted by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.Continue »
A source close to former Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno tells CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian that the Paterno family is stunned and outraged over the university's handling of the firing.
The source claims a university employee hand-delivered a letter about the firing to the family home a mere 15 minutes prior to the press conference. According to the source, the reason for the letter was that the university employee said the board was unable to locate Paterno during the day.
"The family has lived in the same house for more than 40 years, and they can't find him?" said the source. As of an hour after the university press conference announcing the firing, the source told Keteyian no one from the board of trustees had spoken to Paterno.
Said the source, "You give your life to this place, and that's how you're treated."
MIAMI - Sara Danielsen, 39, was diagnosed with a rare form of appendix cancer in March. "The tumors inside me are growing if I don't stop them," Danielsen said.Continue »
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - For those struggling in this economy an advance on a paycheck can be a lifeline. These advances - also known as payday loans - have become a fast-growing business online, with nearly $11 billion lent out last year.
In partnership with the Center for Public Integrity, CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian reports the money often comes with crippling interest rates.Read the full CBS News report Continue »