200503.18
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Teens and Testosterone

Q: What are your thoughts on the epidemic of teen steroid use? A: According to the latest 2008 University of Michigan Monitoring the Future studies of 8th, 10th and 12th graders, the percentage of 8th graders who reported using steroids at least once in their lives went from a high of 3.0% in 2000 down…

200501.22
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New Federal Steroid Law Takes Effect

The Federal Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2004 is now in effect. It redefines many steroid precursors (“prohormones” and “pro-steroids”) to be illegal anabolic steroids and authorizes individuals who possess these products to be arrested and dragged into court for prosecution. The new law shoves many products formerly sold as dietary supplements into the same…

200412.21
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New DEA Hotline Targets Steroids and Painkillers

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has established an international toll-free hotline to receive anonymous reports about illegal sales, diversion or abuse of prescription drugs. The agency said misuse of certain prescription drugs, including painkillers and performance-enhancing steroids, has become increasingly widespread in the U.S. and the agency is eager to receive information about suspected illegal…

200408.17
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“HGH” Spammer Sued by FTC

Many of us have gotten unsolicited junk email hawking oral “human growth hormone” (“GH” or “HGH”) formulas that are claimed to stop or reverse the aging process, enhance libido, build muscle, decrease fat, remove wrinkles, regrow hair, or boost energy. After reportedly being forwarded approximately 40,000 consumer complaints linked to a Boca Raton, Florida man,…

200403.15
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Androstenedione Banned by FDA

The FDA has proclaimed that any dietary supplement containing androstenedione is “adulterated,” and cannot be legally marketed. The agency sent warning letters to nearly two dozen companies asking them to cease distribution, threatening criminal prosecution for violations. A White Paper has been written to support FDA’s safety concerns, which are based on the “androgenic and…