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…

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 –…

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…

201506.26
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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…

201505.06
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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…