As many wrestling fans following the Benoit case are aware by now, Dr. Phil Astin III – Benoit’s physician – was arrested for having prescribed illegal drugs and steroids to several wrestlers and athletes.
An interesting twist to this story was reported today in an article by www.ajc.com.(Atlanta Journal-Consitution’s website) The site reveals that Dr. Phil Astin, Jr. – the father of Benoit’s doctor – had his medical license suspended for illegally prescribing pain killers to 14 patiens in a period of time beginning from the 1970s and ending in 1989. At the time, he agreed to pay a fine on top of his 30-day license suspension, and to eventually follow strict rules and oversight with writing prescriptions. Though he eventually had his license restored, in 2005, Phil Astin, Jr. committed suicide by shooting himself.
You can read the full story on ajc.com by clicking here.
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