Doctor supplied steroids to hundreds of New Jersey firefighters and law enforcement officers

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A seven-month investigative report in the Star-Ledger details the illegal activities of Dr. Joseph Coalo, who is said to have been the main supplier of steroids and human growth hormones to hundreds of law enforcement officers and firefighters in and around New Jersey.

State records show that at least 248 officers from 53 agencies were provided the drugs, mostly at the expense of taxpayers who footed the cost through government-paid health plans. The types of drugs prescribed by Colao are often associated with increased aggression, confusion and reckless behavior.

Colao was found dead in his apartment in August 2007, abruptly shutting of the drug supply for most of the officers. However, the story doesn’t end there. Read the entire article at NJ.com

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