Ten-year ban for steroid-prescribing doctor

A doctor who wrote in his notes “naughty boy wants to get buff by April” when prescribing steroids and stimulants to hundreds of body-builders has been struck off for 10 years.

Dr Anish Singh also ordered plasma infusions, iron infusions and dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans for patients with no clinical justification, the WA State Administrative Tribunal has found.

The Perth doctor attempted to justify almost all of the prescriptions and tests for some 700 different patients, saying they were for conditions such as sarcopenic obesity, iron deficiency,