Closed Oklahoma City male dysfunction clinic's owners put on probation, fined

Michael Schlueter, president of The Oklahoma Male Clinic Inc., and Thomas Variola, vice president, each were fined $1,000 and put on probation for two years after pleading guilty to dispersing misbranded prescription drugs.
by Nolan Clay Published: April 9, 2013
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“The patient may or may not meet with a doctor or nurse practitioner who conducts a rudimentary and basic examination,” the agent wrote. “The doctor or nurse practitioner does not diagnose the customer or offer further consultation. Medical technicians and/or other unlicensed staff take different blood and other samples from the patient to be sent off for analysis.”

In the typical scenario described by the agent, the customer had to return to the clinic to pick up a prescription that was filled by an out-of-of state pharmacy.

“The patient is then given a sales pitch from staff ... about different products offered within the clinic to help with the disorder, often at prices well beyond retail,” the agent wrote.

Doctor not involved

“Former employees have advised that at no time is the doctor or physician assistant involved in the treatment plan at the clinic.”

The agent reported that customers frequently returned to the clinic because the initial medication failed, and they then were offered what was called “re-doses” — a mixture of four drugs.

“Former employees have described the process of simply taking a syringe and withdrawing the desired amount from each bottle on the shelf.

No exact measurements are taken. Instead, the measurements are based on estimations,” the agent wrote.

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by Nolan Clay
Sr. Reporter
Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials,...
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