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Steroid abuse in NFL

Using federal court documents filed in the case against Dr. James Shortt, Charles Chandler of The Charlotte Observer uncovered an alarming case of steroid abuse in the NFL. Shortt prescribed a dangerous combination of preformance enhancing drugs to members of the Carolina Panthers without regard for the potential ill effects on the players. "Medical records made public in court documents reveal that players were given multiple refillable steroid prescriptions and that some suffered unwanted, appearance-altering symptoms, prompting more prescriptions...'Several of them were using disturbing, particularly alarmingly high amounts with high dosages for long durations -- some in combinations,' said steroids expert Dr. Gary Wadler...'this wasn't just a passing flirtation with these prohibited substances.'"

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