Tiger's Doctor Charged For Selling An Unapproved Drug

Dec. 16 2009, Published 4:22 a.m. ET

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Dr. Anthony Galea, a Canadian doctor that treated Tiger Woods, was charged Wednesday for selling an unapproved drug, known as Actovegin, in Canada. In addition he was also charged with conspiracy to import an unapproved drug, conspiracy to export a drug and smuggling goods into Canada that go against the country’s Custom’s Act.

As previously reported Galea is also currently being investigated by the FBI for suspicion of providing athletes with performance enhancing drugs.

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Actovegin reportedly is “essentially half calf’s blood extract” and the product listing describes it as a drug that, “produces an organ-unrelated increase of the cellular energy metabolism”.

Galea is the sports medicine specialist who helped Woods recover following knee surgery in June 2008. Galea flew down to Orlando Florida on four occasions to treat Woods with platelet therapy.



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