Miami Clinic Provided Performance-Enhancing Drugs to Pro Athletes

Names leak out after clinic shuts down and owner disappears


Open the neat spreadsheet and scroll past the listing of local developers, prominent attorneys, and personal trainers. You'll find a lengthy list of nicknames: Mostro, Al Capone, El Cacique, Samurai, Yukon, Mohamad, Felix Cat, and D.R.

Then check out the main column, where their real names flash like an all-star roster of professional athletes with Miami ties: San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera, Oakland A's hurler Bartolo Colón, pro tennis player Wayne Odesnik, budding Cuban superstar boxer Yuriorkis Gamboa, and Texas Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz. There's even the New York Yankees' $275 million man himself, Alex Rodriguez, who has sworn he stopped juicing a decade ago.

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  1. They condemn anti aging medicine because sports leagues have banned some substances generally used as “performance enhancing”. That’s the purpose of medicine – to make you better. If a league wants to call that “cheating” that’s up to them, but anyone else would call that life enhancement.

    People are actually under treated for hormone deficiencies, largely because the government is busy banning and restricting substances because they have “abuse potential”, and also just so happen to be cheaper and more effective than most pharmaceuticals.

    Why is this idiot article even showing up on Reason?

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