U.S. charges therapist with giving performance enhancing drugs to athletes for Tokyo Olympics

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Eric Lira, an El Paso, Texas-based therapist, was arrested on Wednesday and was expected to appear later Wednesday before a federal judge in Texas. The complaint did not identify any athletes who allegedly received drugs, including human growth hormone and erythopoietin, used to boost production of red blood cells.
4 months ago·Washington, United States

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