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Board calls doctor a 'serious threat'

Updated: April 15, 2005, 8:45 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A doctor at the center of a steroid investigation involving Carolina Panthers players was suspended by the state medical board, which called the practitioner a "serious threat" to public health.

The South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners said Dr. James Shortt prescribed the steroid testosterone to four unidentified male patients "in doses and frequencies that were extremely unlikely to have been prescribed with any legitimate medical justification."

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