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Feds: Doc Overprescribed Benoit

10/8/2007 4:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris BenoitTMZ has learned that federal prosecutors say doctors overprescribed testosterone to wrestler Chris Benoit in order to combat a hormone condition.

The revelation comes to light as new court papers have been filed in the criminal case against Benoit's personal physician, Dr. Phil Astin. The Feds have charged Astin with overprescribing medication to two other patients, and are expected to file more charges against him.

The AP reports Benoit had roughly ten times the normal level of testosterone in his system when he died.

Cops say Benoit strangled his wife Nancy and 7-year-old son, then hanged himself last June in their Atlanta home. One theory suspects so-called "roid rage" as a reason for the killings.

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egriffin    

Hey Dee, I will even give your post some credit. What he did definitely wasn't so called 'roid rage!

2507 days ago
32.

Dr. Blackgirl    

So sad!! Always excuses for a white men.

2507 days ago
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Dr. Blackgirl    

#16 is absolutely correct!! Testosterone is a controlled substance, as is cocaine and marijuana, etc. These aren't necessarily illegal, just under control by the DEA. In a scientific study, a doctor can prescribe either one of these, if he/she carries a license and DEA # to prescribe certain types of controlled medications. So is that to say that if someone commits murder while on cocaine, they should be held as less guilty?

2507 days ago
34.

Dr. Blackgirl    

Stop blaming the doctor! Benoit was a Big Boy. He knew how to say "NO" before the 1st dose. The doctor can't make him take it. If you dont know what the adverse affects of a drug are--Google it!!. He couldn't have been that dumb.

2507 days ago
35.

Dr. Blackgirl    

So sad! Always excuses for * white men. (*correction) I know some lowly high school teacher will point that out. LOL!!

2507 days ago
36.

Patrick    

Hmm...A "hormone condition" caused by a history of steroid abuse?

2507 days ago
37.

Boycot all Jesses Business    

Why don't they get Anna Nicole Smith's killer doctor E ???????

2507 days ago
38.

Leela    

Amanda, poster#26, it actually says more about you as a person. It tells me that you care about creatures who are at our mercy and can't defend themselves. That said, however, I don't care more for animals than I do humans. I don't agree that animals have more rights than humans but I do think that criminals have more rights than victims. Obviously violent sports, even staged ones, breed some pretty serious consequences and I just can't imagine what the victims of this tragedy endured.

2507 days ago
39.

Courtney    

Testostorone...not a steroid.

2507 days ago
40.

egriffin    

Who knows, #37. Who knows. Besides, this forum isn't about Anna Nicole Smith.

2502 days ago
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