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Muscle Mutants and Sports Nutrition Supplements

A satirical piece comparing hardcore bodybuilders to the “X-Men” mutants, and examining the effect on the sports and fitness nutrition market. Mutants. In the movie sequel, “X2: X-Men United” (2003), they have extraordinary powers, such as reading minds, controlling the weather, walking through walls, or shooting ray beams out of their eyes. In response to…

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States of Confusion

Q: I’m in Connecticut. Are my state’s steroid laws different from the federal laws? A: Since most steroid busts are prosecuted under state laws, not federal laws, the first thing any potential juicer should want to know is exactly what gear-related conduct is criminal in his state and what penalties apply. Read on! Each state…

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Chemicals for “Research Purposes Only”

The proliferation of chemical products being sold online “for research purposes only” has generated countless inquiries about what’s legal and what’s not.  An Interview with Rick Collins by Citruscide* The proliferation of chemical products being sold online “for research purposes only” has generated countless inquiries about what’s legal and what’s not. Nobody wants to get…

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Beyond the End of Prohormones

Q: Do you expect to see consumers arrested by the cops for getting caught with a stash of prohormones that they stocked up on? A: Unlikely in the near future. While anyone who possesses the newly controlled products will be a drug criminal, for now the products are controlled only at the federal level (with…

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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…

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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,…

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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…