Dr Richard Freeman has now been accused of obtaining testosterone for a non-athlete member of staff, while “knowing or believing it was to be administered to an athlete to improve their athletic performance.”
- The initial allegations for the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) misconduct hearing said that Dr Freeman ordered Testogel patches to administer to an athlete to improve their performance, however the allegations were altered after the tribunal started.
- Dr Freeman’s new statement resulted in the General Medical Council, which investigated the case, applying to change the allegations.
After getting under way on Tuesday, October 29, the hearing was delayed while the tribunal decided on whether to allow the change of allegation, and on Thursday morning (November 7), the tribunal chair announced that the allegations could be changed.
The new allegation says: “You [Dr Freeman] placed the order and obtained the Testogel when you knew it was not clinically indicated for the non-athlete member of staff “Knowing or believing it was to be administered to an athlete to improve their athletic performance.”