Numerous anti-aging clinics are linked with steroid scandals. It’s not surprisingly because they supply athletes and bodybuilders with steroids and other related medications. When appropriate authorities raid anti-aging clinics and confiscate documents, they find out that several famous sport figures belong to clients of the clinics.
Recently some anti-aging clinics located in Miami were investigated. Feds defined that the clinics offered prescription drugs for sale illegally. The clinics sold products for enhancement of muscle mass, weight loss, increase of strength, etc.
According to the newspaper the Miami New Times, the anti-aging clinic Biogenesis was found guilty of illegal sale of performance-enhancing drugs. Furthermore, such famous baseball players, as Alex Rodriquez and Melky Cabrera purchased doping products at Biogenesis of America. So, the anti-aging clinic turned out to be related to one of the biggest doping scandals in the sport of baseball.
Medical records of Biogenesis were taken from an employee of the clinic. The records were presented on the site of the newspaper Miami New Times. Reporters noticed that the employee who gave the records didn’t want to be identified.
It is reported that anabolic steroids, HGH, IGF-1 and other prescription preparations are widely offered for sale illegally by anti-aging clinics. Furthermore, clinics hire doctors that provide fake prescriptions. Prescriptions for anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs are often given to clients without appropriate evaluation of their personal conditions. Moreover, doctors provide prescriptions even without seeing their patients. In additions to these aspects, certain corrupt doctors permit anti-aging clinics to utilize their prescription pads. So, anti-aging clinics sell anabolic steroids, painkillers and other prescription preparations illicitly, as if they worked legally.
When illegal activities of anti-aging clinics become evident, owners of clinics, doctors and some employees are sentenced to certain penalties. Nonetheless, the risk to get punishment doesn’t stop clinics from their illicit operations. Although proper authorities try to eliminate illicit sale of prescription preparations, their success is not yet essential.