Steroid Charges Against Anti-Aging Clinic Lifetime Wellness

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The owner of the Missouri-based anti-aging clinic Lifetime Wellness LLC and a Maryland physician were named in an indictment by the United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri. Businessman Scott Lofquist and osteopathic doctor Rodney Baltazar are charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids and four counts of aiding and abetting to distribute anabolic steroids.

Lifetime Wellness was an anti-aging clinic that operated out of the homes of Lofquist and an unindicted conspirator. The “clinic” provided anabolic steroids, such as testosterone cypionate, oxandrolone (aka Anavar), stanozolol (aka Winstrol) and nandrolone decanoate (aka Deca Durabolin) to clients for hormone replacement therapy, anti-aging, bodybuilding and/or performance enhancement purposes. Human growth hormone (hGH) and Sermorelin were two other drugs distributed to its clientele.

Maryland-based Baltazar was accused of writing steroid and hGH prescriptions outside the scope of regular medical practice by failing to conduct in-person medical examinations of the clients of Lifetime Wellness. Baltazar was only licensed to practice medicine in the State of Delaware.

The indictment was not a surprise. Lofquist and Baltazar were also named as co-conspirators of former police officer Anthony Forgione in a separate 20-count federal indictment by federal prosecutors in Florida . Forgione operated a “wellness referral service” in Boca Raton (Florida) and referred clients to Lifetime Wellness for steroid prescriptions.

Lofquist is a fitness trainer and co-owner of the Pilates 1901 gym in Kansas City. He was a nationally ranked  shot putter and Olympic lifter. He was once a member of the United States national team as a discus thrower in 1981.

Lofquist and Baltazar are accused of distributing 1.3 million dosages of anabolic steroids that were sold at a retail value of $1,368,519 between June 2008 and March 2010.

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