Owner of hormone therapy office explains his understanding of investigation

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LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. -- The owner of Body Renew Medical Group in Lee’s Summit talked to FOX 4 about having to turn patients away for the time being after investigators began looking into the way the clinic stored testosterone hormones.

Earlier this week, the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs stopped Body Renew Medical Group from administering testosterone hormone therapy injections to its patients. The owner of the group, Jeffrey Dietrich, tells FOX 4 it’s because of the way the clinic stored the testosterone.

Body Renew initially ordered large bottles from a distributor, but thought based on a note from a national pharmacy, it was supposed to send individual prescriptions for each patient. This meant the difference between storing 20 large bottles at the clinic or storing 500. It’s all part of the confusion Dietrich said turned an honest mistake into something he hopes doesn’t cost him his clinic.

“The providers here and all of our staff think of the Body Renew patients like a family, and so I think if there’s one thing I want to communicate, this is an issue on how we stored and got the testosterone versus a wholesale distributor,” Dietrich said.

The BNDD told the clinic it will send an explanation letter in 10 days. From there, both sets of attorneys will meet.

Body Renew is being open with its patients, asking anyone to come by and get a face-to-face explanation. A spokesman with the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services told FOX 4 it can’t comment on the investigation, though it did provide information about the laws governing drug control. Click here to read those regulations.

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