The distribution and marketing of human growth hormone (HGH or GH) via
Web sites and antiaging clinics has grown into a multimillion-dollar antiaging
congressional hearings warning of deceptive marketing claims and the potential
health and economic dangers associated with the antiaging industry,5,6 and statements issued by the National
Institute on Aging7-9 and
the Federal Trade Commission,10 the distribution
and use of GH for antiaging is now common. For example, entering the terms
“HGH” and “anti-aging” into the Google search engine
generated 3 410 000 hits as of September 26, 2005, many representing
Web sites and clinics marketing and selling GH.
Perls TT, Reisman NR, Olshansky SJ. Provision or Distribution of Growth Hormone for “Antiaging”Clinical and Legal Issues. JAMA. 2005;294(16):2086–2090. doi:10.1001/jama.294.16.2086
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