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PGA Tour's Suspension of Doug Barron For Doping Is 'Dopey,' Says Pharmaceutical Company CEO
Date:12/8/2009

DURHAM, N.C., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Slate Pharmaceuticals -- A pharmaceutical company CEO is criticizing the PGA Tour's one year suspension, under its "Anti-Doping" policy, of golfer Doug Barron, the 40-year-old, 14-year PGA Tour veteran from Memphis, Tennessee, who last month became the first and only player in professional golf to be suspended for doping.

"Suspending Doug Barron for doping is dopey," says Robert S. Whitehead, President & CEO of Slate Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of Durham, North Carolina, the company that markets Testopel®, the only FDA-approved long-acting testosterone replacement therapy product.

"The PGA Tour is creating the totally erroneous impression that Doug Barron is to golf what Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire are to baseball," said Whitehead. "It's irresponsible."

"I have examined the PGA Tour's claims and statements put forth in defending their action against Doug Barron," said Whitehead, "and when it comes to the issue of low testosterone and how to properly evaluate it, the PGA Tour has not made a sufficiently diligent effort to achieve a medically sound decision."

"This area of medicine is complex," said the pharmaceutical company CEO. "Physicians recognized as leading experts in this field habitually point out that many physicians who do not specialize in testosterone frequently render poor advice as a result of not being current with scientific findings. The PGA Tour would have been better served by seeking out the opinion of at least one physician recognized as a leading expert in this specialized area of medicine."

"The reason I am speaking out on this matter," said CEO Whitehead, "is that by its ill-advised action the PGA Tour has made an unfortunate contribution to medical ignorance and has harmed efforts to improve men's health.
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