Originally published on The Roar https://www.theroar.com.au/2012/02/22/actovegin-good-sinister-or-just-a-sham/
Sport superstars call it a miracle healer; scientists call it a sham, Western medicine’s version of the tiger penis. Governments have banned it, and anti-doping organisations don’t know what to make of it.
Its name is Actovegin. And it’s causing some problems.