Steroids in Medicine


Steroid Charges Against Anti-Aging Clinic Lifetime Wellness

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. [Read more…]


Squirrels Teach Bodybuilders How to Use Steroids Safely

Arctic ground squirrels are clearly the “studs” of the squirrel world. They have testosterone levels that are up to two hundred times greater than other species of squirrel.

The Arctic ground squirrel hibernates for eight months during the long Arctic winter. Unlike other hibernators who use stored bodyfat as fuel during hibernation, these squirrels rely on store muscle mass to provide fuel during this period. This is due to the extreme Arctic cold that prevents the squirrels from burrowing below the permafrost meaning that they spend much of their time at temperatures as low as -23° C. [Read more…]


Treasure Coast Pharmacy Indicted Along with Doctors Who Wrote Steroid Prescriptions

An investigation into Treasure Coast Pharmacy codenamed “Operation Juice Doctor 2” has resulted in the indictment of thirteen individuals. The arrests come several weeks after the pharmacy was raided by federal and state agents in June 2011. The co-defendants face charges for the illegal distribution of anabolic steroids, human growth hormone and oxycodone. Treasure Coast Pharmacy was one of the largest suppliers of anabolic steroids in the United States according to the government. The indictment named the principal owners and pharmacists associated with Treasure Coast. Prosecutors also took the additional step of charging the owners and “sales consultants” of anti-aging and hormone replacement clinic owners who used Treasure Coast to fill steroid prescriptions for their clients. [Read more…]


Feds Indict Owners of South Beach Rejuvenation and LA Health and Rejuvenation

The owner of a once-popular hormone replacement therapy clinic was arrested this week for the illegal distribution of anabolic steroids over the internet but this was the least of his worries. Jeffrey George started selling steroids through his South Beach Rejuvenation clinic in 2006 but it was his involvement in a chain of Florida pain clinics that has made him the focus of federal investigators. [Read more…]


Barbarella is on Steroids!

Jane Fonda, the two-time Academy Award winning actress, admitted using the anabolic steroid testosterone in a recent interview with The Sunday Telegraph. The 73-year old actress started using testosterone to enhance her libido beginning at the age of 70. The 1960s sex symbol, who starred in Barbarella: Queen of the Galaxy, raved about the benefits of testosterone for women seeking to improve their sex lives. [Read more…]


Treasure Coast Pharmacy One of Largest Suppliers of Anabolic Steroids in the United States

Treasure Coast Pharmacy, a Florida-based compounding pharmacy, was one of the largest suppliers of anabolic steroids in the United States according to state and federal investigators. Treasure Coast was raided last month after a joint investigation by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Florida Department of Health. The investigation identified 57 doctors who prescribed 10,774 orders of anabolic steroids and human growth hormone (hGH) over a six-month period. [Read more…]


Anthony Galea HGH Smuggling Case Turns into Celebrity Athlete Witch-Hunt

Canadian doctor Anthony Galea, a sports medicine pioneer who has treated professional athletes from a variety of sports, has pleaded guilty to illegally smuggling performance-enhancing drugs into the United States and providing them to athletes from the National Football League and the Professional Golfer’s Association. Galea admitted to routinely smuggling human growth hormone (hGH) and Actovegin across Peace Bridge at the United States – Canadian border. One of the most famous athletes treated by Dr. Galea was golfer Tiger Woods.  [Read more…]


UFC Fires Nate Marquardt for Testosterone Replacement Therapy Problems

Mixed martial artist Nate Marquardt acknowledged using the anabolic steroid testosterone for medically-supervised testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) during an appearance on MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani on June 28, 2011. He was treated with testoterone injections after his primary care physician discovered that Marquardt’s serum blood testosterone levels were low. Ultimate Fight Championship’s Dana White fired Nate Marquardt due to what he considered a questionable need for TRT after he was suspended by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission prior to a June 2011 fight with Rick Story. [Read more…]


Treasure Coast Pharmacy Dispensed Steroids for Infinity Longevity and Lifetime Wellness

Treasure Coast Pharmacy filled anabolic steroid prescription orders for clients of two anti-aging and hormone replacement clinics whose owners are serving sentences in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges related to the distribution of anabolic steroids and human growth hormone (HGH). [Read more…]


Treasure Coast Pharmacy Raided by Drug Enforcement Agency

Treasure Coast Pharmacy, a Florida-based compounding pharmacy well known in the bodybuilding community for compounding custom formulations of anabolic steroids, was raided by several U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents early on Tuesday morning. The Florida Department of Health also participated in the raid. Agents seized several boxes of documents possibly containing records of prescribing doctors and pharmacy clients. [Read more…]