Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Chris Benoit's Doctor Charged with Distributing Illegal Drugs

Chris Benoit, the pro wrestler who strangled his wife and son and committed suicide last month, bought injectable steroids excessively, according to court papers released Monday. His doctor. Dr. Phil Astin, was charged with improperly prescribing drugs to other patients. Astin prescribed a 10-month supply of anabolic steroids to Benoit every three to four weeks between May 2006 and May 2007, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent said in an affidavit filed Friday and made public Monday. During a probe of "RX Weight Loss," Benoit was identified as an excessive buyer of injectable steroids, the document states. Prosecutors would not say what "RX Weight Loss" is.

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