American Greed 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

  • 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

    More of Robert Courtney’s confession.

  • Courtney's Victims

    More from Courtneyâ??s victims.

  • Courtney's handwritten confession.

  • Lab results from chemotherapy medication Courtney made for fictitious patients.