Episode 11: Deadly Rx For Greed

Case File

Deadly Rx For Greed

  • The Pharmacist
  • He was respected. A real gentleman. A deacon of his church. Robert Courtney was trusted by doctors. But the pharmacist had a dark side... a thirst for greed that put his patients at risk.
  • The Victims
  • A chance for remission. A hope for survival. Patients trust they are receiving the right medication. But Courtney dilutes their drugs. The man patients think is their ally... turns out to be their worst enemy.
  • The Crime
  • It's unimaginable. Expensive chemotherapy drugs are watered down and sold to unsuspecting patients. Robert Courtney pockets millions. American Greed profiles the criminal and the investigators who brought him to justice.

Web Extras

  • Deadly Rx For Greed Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 2:23 PM ET
    Diluted Trust

    Kansas City pharmacist Robert Courtney, a respected member of his community and a church deacon, intentionally dilutes life-saving chemotherapy drugs for thousands of patients. Learn more.

  • Courtney Confession   Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 12:05 AM ET
    Courtney Confession

    More of Robert Courtneyâ??s confession.

  • Courtney's Victims   Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 12:06 AM ET
    Courtney's Victims

    More from Courtneyâ??s victims.

  • Courtney's Confession Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 2:06 PM ET

    Courtney's handwritten confession.

  • Fictitious Patient Lab Results Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 2:06 PM ET

    Lab results from chemotherapy medication Courtney made for fictitious patients.