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LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A South Texas physician who used mislabeled and unapproved cancer drugs faces up to a year in prison and must repay more than $1 million.

Federal prosecutors in Laredo on Friday announced 55-year-old Dr. Eduardo Miranda pleaded guilty to introducing misbranded drugs into the U.S. No sentencing date was immediately set for the Laredo doctor. The treatments were from October 2007 through early 2009.

Miranda ordered cancer drugs from a Canadian pharmacy. Prosecutors say the drugs were not approved for distribution or use in the U.S. and did not bear adequate labeling, including some instructions that were in other languages.

Miranda then used the drugs interchangeably with Food and Drug Administration-approved versions and filed insurance claims.

Miranda must repay the funds.

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