Our good buddy Josh Bernstein at KNXV-TV in Phoenix continues his investigation in to what has become the biggest steroid scandal NOT involving professional athletes. This whole thing started last spring when Josh started looking into allegations that doctors at a place called Revolution Medical Centers were giving out performance enhancing drugs to almost anyone who walked in the door and wanted to “get bigger.” Since then, these clinics have shut down and the Feds are now involved. The lasted development? The former clinical director at RMC agreed to surrender his medical license. Here’s more from KNXV-TV:
Dr. Jesse Haggard, former clinical director of Revolution Medical Centers in the Valley, agreed to surrender his medical license on Thursday. Under the consent agreement with the Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Board of Medical Examiners, Haggard admitted to altering medical records and failing to maintain adequate patient files. The ABC15 Investigators first reported on Revolution Medical Centers in April.
The Drug Enforcement Administration has launched a criminal investigation into the clinics and its doctors related to allegations of illegally prescribing anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs, and the Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners is looking into the clinics’ owner, Dr. Jeremy Bula.
Haggard’s attorney, Timothy Holt, would not comment to ABC15 on the criminal investigation. While the agreement asserts Haggard was “prescribing and dispensing steroids and human growth hormone other than for therapeutic purposes,” Haggard will not face Board penalties on this claim.
According to Dr. Craig Runbeck, executive director of the Naturopathic Board, there was enough evidence to revoke Haggard’s license, but the consent agreement “accomplished the same goal,” he said, “which is getting the man’s license so he cannot practice medicine.”