Pharmacist Behind ‘Hydration Clinics’ Shadi Kazeme Sued for Theft of Peptides and Steroids

Pharmacist Behind ‘Hydration Clinics’ Shadi Kazeme Sued for Theft of Peptides and Steroids

The chemist to the stars behind a controversial chain of “hydration clinics” has been charged after allegedly stealing more than $250,000 worth of prescription drugs, including peptides and steroids, from the chemist linked to the Essendon drug scandal.

Models, soap stars and DJs such as Pia Miller and Ruby Rose are customers at the iv.me Hydration Clinic, which markets itself as part of the “wellness” movement and offers intravenous vitamin infusions as an energy boost, detox or hangover cure.

The treatments have faced staunch criticism from doctors and health authorities, who question whether clients are being told about the risks of side effects from the drips, which they say have no real benefits.

Now the clinic is under another cloud as its director, 27-year-old pharmacist Shadi Kazeme, faces legal action after claims she stole more than a quarter of a million dollars worth of drugs and peptides.

The alleged theft is detailed in documents filed in the Victorian County Court by compounding pharmacist Nima Alavi, who is suing Ms Kazeme for the value of the drugs he says went missing from his South Yarra business… Read More>>

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

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