Opiates and the Bodybuilding Dead Pool
201701.18
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Opiates and the Bodybuilding Dead Pool

Q: Are opioid painkillers a problem in bodybuilding circles? A:   Opiates are a class of drugs that includes prescription painkillers like oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine and fentanyl as well as the illegal drug heroin. A doctor’s prescription for an opiate after an injury can reduce pain. But prescription opiates can be highly addictive, trapping some…

Rick Collins Addresses New Data Surrounding Teen Steroid Use in His Latest Huffington Post Blog
201701.04
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Rick Collins Addresses New Data Surrounding Teen Steroid Use in His Latest Huffington Post Blog

Rick Highlights New Monitoring the Future (MTF) Survey Data Showing Drop in Reported Teen Steroid Usage Rick Collins, who addresses today’s most timely issues including anabolic steroids and the law in his Huffington Post blog, is bringing national attention to the just-released data showing the continued drop in non-medical teen steroid use from the latest…

Testosterone Replacement Update
201701.03
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Testosterone Replacement Update

Q: Contrary to the FDA warnings and class action lawsuits, didn’t we read a lot of positive news about prescribed testosterone last year? A: Definitely. Two studies on physician-supervised testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) made the news in 2016 and both have beneficial implications for the relationship between TRT and your heart’s health. The first study,…

201611.14
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Rick Collins Addresses the Topic of “Niche Law”

Bar Association Presentations Address How Attorneys Can Incorporate Their Passion into their Practices Rick Collins has been traveling to a number of Bar Associations throughout New York to address the topic of “Finding Your Passion in the Law” and how attorneys can incorporate their interests/passions in carving out a unique niche that few lawyers –…

201610.12
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Rick Collins to Present at Upcoming SWIS and NSCA Conferences

Rick to Address Legal Issues for Trainers and Fitness Professionals Rick Collins will be addressing the broad topic of what fitness professionals need to know about the law at two upcoming industry conferences – where he will be sharing insight into some of today’s most critical issues for today’s personal trainers and strength/conditioning professionals. The…

201604.18
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Rich Man, Poor Man: Testosterone and Your Income

Q:   Does new research prove that poor men age faster and die younger due to lower levels of testosterone? A: A British study recently published in Social Science and Medicine looked at the association between socioeconomic position, including education and income, and hormone levels, including testosterone (“T”)[1]. The researchers focused on the health disparities between…

201602.15
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What Bodybuilding Taught Me

Q:   How did bodybuilding make you into a better lawyer? A: There’s no doubt that I’m a better lawyer for having been a competitive bodybuilder. Bodybuilding taught me lessons that fueled the success of my law firm and the many other ventures I’ve undertaken, and it played a role in my courtroom accomplishments as well….

201602.04
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Ostarine®, Dietary Supplements and the Law

Q: Can Ostarine be legally sold as a dietary supplement ingredient? A: I’ve been asked this question so frequently that I’m compelled to give an answer! Some people even ask whether it’s covered by the new Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act (DASCA). So let’s hash out the details. Ostarine®, a.k.a. MK-2866 and GTx-024, is the…