Four years after a huge doping scam burst into the open in Paris, Dr. Brian Halevie-Goldman, a San Francisco psychiatrist has been suspended for three months by the// Californian state authorities.
Dr.Goldman was then the medical director of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative that allegedly provided steroids to top athletes.
Halevie-Goldman was also placed on five years' probation and ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation for allegedly providing the drug modafinil to an athlete at the request of BALCO founder Victor Conte. Conte has already served four months in federal prison for dealing steroids.
After being sentenced to four months' jail and four months' home confinement in October 2005, Comte, a bass guitarist turned self-taught nutritionist, had said, 'It is said that I have become the poster child for the wrongdoing in Olympic as well as professional sports. Ironically, I find myself as someone qualified to help solve this problem plaguing sports, precisely because I've been a major contributor to the controversy.'
Conte admitted one count of conspiracy to distribute steroids and a money-laundering count in his plea deal.
In his testimony before the California medical board, Dr. Goldman claimed that it was Conte who misled him with false information about a woman athlete's medical condition in order to obtain drugs for her.
The medical board's accusation said the athlete, identified only as K.W., tested positive for modafinil at an international track meet in August 2003 and accepted a two-year suspension for admitting to its use in 2004.
Details in the report indicate it was elite sprinter Kelli White, a BALCO client who tested positive for modafinil after winning gold medals in the 100- and 200-meter races at the World Championships in Paris in 2003.
When White tested positive for the stimulant at a track meet, Halevie-Goldman concocted a medical history and diagPage: 1 2 3 Related medicine news :1
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