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Doctor says he's careful in prescribing steroids

Updated: March 30, 2005, 10:57 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A South Carolina doctor accused of writing steroid prescriptions for three players on the Carolina Panthers says he prescribes the drugs only when medically necessary.

Dr. James Shortt, an alternative practitioner under investigation by federal and state officials, said in Wednesday's editions of The Charlotte Observer that he prescribes steroids only in low doses and monitors patients to ensure their steroid levels are within "their upper limit of normal."

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