May 18, 2010 1:14 PM by Melissa Canone
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - U.S. authorities have charged a Canadian
doctor with unlawfully treating professional football players with
unapproved drugs, including human growth hormone.
Dr. Anthony Galea, of Toronto, is named in a federal criminal
complaint filed Tuesday in Buffalo.
The complaint charges the doctor with lying to federal
officials, smuggling, unlawful distribution of HGH, introducing the
unapproved drug actovegin into interstate commerce and conspiracy
to defraud the United States.
According to court documents, Galea's clients include at least
three National Football League players. One allegedly had two HGH
kits delivered to his home while another received actovegin
Galea also treated major league baseball players and pro
golfers, but the charges pertain to the NFL players. No athletes
Galea's lawyer was in court and not immediately available to