Compounded steroids lead to four arrests

March 5, 2007

The owners, a pharmacist, and the marketing director at Orlando, Fla.-based Signature Pharmacy were arrested and at least two dozen more indictments are expected as a result of a two-year investigation into the illegal sale of compounded steroid, according to a report in the Albany Times Union. Records from the pharmacy were seized following the investigation by the Albany County, N.Y., district attorney. The customers include Los Angeles Angels center fielder Gary Matthews Jr., as well as NFL players, college athletes, and others. The investigation is centering on the role of mail-order and on-line pharmacies and the traffic of bogus steroid prescriptions. More arrests are expected in Alabama, New York, and Texas in the ongoing investigation.

The owners, a pharmacist, and the marketing director at Orlando, Fla.-based Signature Pharmacy were arrested and at least two dozen more indictments are expected as a result of a two-year investigation into the illegal sale of compounded steroid, according to a report in the Albany Times Union. Records from the pharmacy were seized following the investigation by the Albany County, N.Y., district attorney. The customers include Los Angeles Angels center fielder Gary Matthews Jr., as well as NFL players, college athletes, and others. The investigation is centering on the role of mail-order and on-line pharmacies and the traffic of bogus steroid prescriptions. More arrests are expected in Alabama, New York, and Texas in the ongoing investigation.

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