More than five years after federal agents raided a Deerfield Beach company suspected of selling anti-aging drugs and anabolic steroids without valid prescriptions, an arrest has been made in the investigation.
Dr. Manuel G. Sanguily was charged Thursday with conspiring to unlawfully distribute human growth hormone and steroids while he worked for PowerMedica. The New York physician is accused of rubber-stamping prescriptions for the bodybuilding drugs without conducting physical exams or reviewing medical histories.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration swept into PowerMedica’s office at 600 W. Hillsboro Blvd. on Feb. 15, 2005, after federal authorities say the company sold steroids over the Internet to an undercover investigator without a doctor’s examination. Agents seized boxes of drugs as well as 16 file cabinets of documents.