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…

201504.10
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Testosterone Hysteria: An Interview with Abraham Morgentaler, MD Part 2

As the legal and medical hysteria mounts over testosterone (T) and testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), we continue our interview with Abraham Morgentaler, MD, the Director of Men’s Health Boston, a professor at Harvard Medical School, and a renowned T expert. Q: Plaintiff’s lawyers are trolling for “TRT victims” on TV. Your thoughts on the class…

201502.06
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Fat Profits

Q: How much of America’s childhood obesity epidemic is the fault of the Government’s bad nutrition advice and policies? A: Governments are made up of individuals, doing their jobs, trying to do what they think is right. I don’t believe anybody in the FDA or Department of Agriculture (USDA) purposely wants to make people fat…

201501.16
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What Can Your DNA Tell You Now?

Q: Why have DNA home testing kits stopped showing you what diseases you might get? A: When the Human Genome Project was completed in 2003, it opened up a brave new world of possibilities for consumers. Companies began marketing home kits to analyze the DNA in your saliva. At first, the results provided details about…