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Biogenesis Doctor Runs New Anti-Aging Clinic, and an NFL Superstar Showed Up on Its Instagram

6 months ago by Jerry Iannelli
In a clip posted for his 3.3 million Instagram followers this past March 28, Oakland Raiders star Antonio Brown stands in a weight room at Hollywood Hills High School while grasping a comically large medicine ball. The song “Baby Birkin” by the rapper Gunna reverberates through the gym, painted various...
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Bill Seeks to End Heterosexual Discrimination in Florida

5 years ago by Kyle Munzenrieder
What else do you expect from a state that isn't sure if gay sex meets the legal definition of sex and let beastiality remain technically legal until 2011? It's been technically illegal in Florida since the late 1800s for unrelated and unmarried man and woman to cohabitate. In fact, it's...
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Biogenesis Scandal: Bill Cracking Down on Unlicensed Clinics Advances in Tally

6 years ago by Tim Elfrink
In December, a New Timesinvestigation showed how an unlicensed doctor like Tony Bosch could sell tightly regulated drugs like steroids so openly from his Coral Gables clinic -- including to superstar athletes like Alex Rodriguez. The answer: Florida's laws include a giant loophole allowing clinics that only accept cash to...
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Biogenesis Scandal: Florida Bill Would Regulate Booming Anti-Aging Industry

5 years ago by Tim Elfrink
Last month, faux doctor Tony Bosch at last faced the music for running a freewheeling steroid clinic from a storefront on bustling South Dixie Highway in Coral Gables. He’ll spend four years in federal prison for posing as a doctor and selling roids and HGH to scores of athletes, bodybuilders,...
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Silly Porn Tax Remains Silly

11 years ago by Kyle Munzenrieder
The Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau has been following a proposed porn tax with quite some fervor lately, but the State Legislators can't seem to talk about the proposal with a straight face. Republican Sen. Carey Baker said he'd heard someone throw out the idea of an extra tax on porn, and...
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Biogenesis Scandal: Florida Senator Proposes Bill to Regulate Cash-Only Anti-Aging Clinics

6 years ago by Tim Elfrink
In December, Miami New Times published the third story in a series of investigations into Biogenesis, the Coral Gables anti-aging clinic that had been selling performance-enhancing drugs to a number of pro athletes including Alex Rodriguez. That final story looked into how gaps in state regulation let scores of unlicensed...
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Biogenesis Scandal: Bill in Tallahassee Would Crack Down on Unlicensed Clinics

6 years ago by Tim Elfrink
In December, Miami New Times published the third story in a series of investigations into Biogenesis, the Coral Gables anti-aging clinic that had been selling performance-enhancing drugs to a number of pro athletes including Alex Rodriguez. That final story looked into how gaps in state regulation let scores of unlicensed...
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Biogenesis Whistleblower Porter Fischer Wants to Keep Kids Off PEDs

6 years ago by Tim Elfrink
When Porter Fischer exposed Coral Gables clinic Biogenesis as the source of performance-enhancing drugs to scores of top athletes, including baseball stars Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, his motivation was simple. The clinic's owner, Tony Bosch, had stiffed him on a $4,000 loan, so he shared records implicating Bosch with...
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Biogenesis Scandal: Whistleblower Porter Fischer Starts Nonprofit Against PEDs in Youth Sports

6 years ago by Tim Elfrink
When Porter Fischer exposed Coral Gables clinic Biogenesis as the source of performance enhancing drugs to scores of top athletes, including baseball stars Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, his motivation was simple. The clinic's owner, Tony Bosch, had stiffed him out of a $4,000 loan, so he shared records implicating...
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Could Florida Pass a Statewide Domestic Partner Bill This Year?

7 years ago by Kyle Munzenrieder
While several other states are grappling with the idea of same-sex marriage, down here in Florida, we still have problems passing a statewide domestic partnership bill. One would think it wouldn't be quite so controversial considering more than a third of Floridians already live in counties that have established local...

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