An alternative medicine physician is in trouble for prescribing steroids to football players on the Carolina Panthers

“A South Carolina doctor accused of writing steroid prescriptions for three players on the Carolina Panthers says he prescribes the drugs only when medically necessary.

Dr. James Shortt, an alternative practitioner under investigation by federal and state officials, said in Wednesday’s editions of The Charlotte Observer that he prescribes steroids only in low doses and monitors patients to ensure their steroid levels are within ‘their upper limit of normal.’

‘People come to me often because they’re worn down, they’re exhausted, or something has happened to them and they haven’t recovered fully,’ Shortt said during an interview with the newspaper at his office Tuesday.”

There doesn’t seem to be a lot of evidence to support what he’s doing.

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