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…

201601.25
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A New League of US Steroid Users?

In 2005, an ambitious psychology graduate student named Jason Cohen contacted me to ask for help.  Jay, now Dr. Cohen, wanted to conduct an online survey of adult Americans who are using anabolic steroids non-medically.  He was concerned that potential distrust among the target population might reduce participation.  And he was probably right; while the…

201511.24
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Rick Collins Presents at the Society of Weight-Training Injury Specialists (SWIS) 2015 Conference

Addresses Legal Implications of Dietary Supplements and PEDs at SWIS Symposium Rick Collins traveled to Toronto, Canada recently to serve as a featured speaker at the Society of Weight-Training Injury Specialists (SWIS) Symposium 2015 – addressing the legal aspects of dietary supplements and performance enhancing substances/drugs (PEDs) at a well-attended presentation held on November 13th….

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Collins, McDonald & Gann is Available to Provide Legal Counsel in Peptide and Research Chemical Cases Brought in Greenbelt, Maryland

The legal implications surrounding the sale of peptides (e.g., Ostarine, Melanotan I, Melanotan II, Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone (“CJC-1295”), Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide-6 (“GHRP-6”), GHRP-2, GHRH-RP, Myostatin Propeptide and Mechano Growth Factor) and other “research chemicals” (e.g., sildenafil, tadalafil, letrozole, anastrozole, clenbuterol, clomiphene, T3, T4 and tamoxifen) remains mired in a complex area of criminal…

201505.27
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Rick Collins Quoted in Maxim Magazine

Rick Addresses Legal Issues Surrounding SARMs in Recent Article in International Men’s Magazine SARMs — or selective androgen receptor modulators – have continued to be a topic in the news, with increased attention being given to the purchasing of SARMs (including Ostarine) as “dietary supplements” or purported “research chemicals.” A recent MAXIM magazine article brought…

201505.06
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DEA Responds to Question: “What do I do with Newly Scheduled Prohormones?”

On December 18, 2014, President Obama signed the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2014 – “DASCA” for short.  Several years in the making, DASCA cracked down on the over-the-counter “prohormone” segment of the sports nutrition supplement market and listed 25 steroidal compounds as newly criminalized anabolic steroids. But the lack of any delay in…

201504.28
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Life as “The Steroid Lawyer”

Q: I’m a college student thinking of going to law school. What’s it like to be America’s “Steroid Lawyer”? A: I don’t think of myself in those terms, really. The fact that lots of people know me by that label has been great for my practice, and has given me the opportunity to help people…