200912.08
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Three More Steroids Criminalized

The DEA has issued a Final Rule, effective January 4, 2010, classifying the following three steroids as “anabolic steroids”‘ under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA): Boldione, desoxymethyltestosterone, and 19-nor-4,9(10)-androstadienedione. As of January 4, these steroids and their salts, esters, and ethers are Schedule III controlled substances subject to the regulatory control provisions of the CSA.

200512.15
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Largest DEA Steroid Bust in History

DEA today announced the arrests of individuals involved with eight “major steroid manufacturing companies” as part of what DEA claims is “the largest steroid enforcement operation in U.S. history.” “Operation Gear Grinder” is described by DEA as a 21-month task force investigation that targeted Mexican veterinary steroid manufacturers whose products are claimed to have been…

200509.23
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DEA Announces Operation CYBERx

On September 21, 2005, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced the culmination of Operation CYBERx, a multi-agency investigation targeting U.S.-based online pharmacies allegedly selling precription drugs without valid prescriptions. Part of DEA’s new “Virtual Enforcement Initiative (VEI)”, the operation resulted in the arrests of 18 people and the seizure of cash and property. It…

200504.20
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DEA Announces Operation “Cyber Chase”

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrator Karen P. Tandy today announced the results of Operation “Cyber Chase”, a year-long Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation that targeted international Internet pharmaceutical traffickers operating in the United States, India, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. These e-traffickers distributed drugs world-wide using “rogue” Internet pharmacies. Over the past…

200504.15
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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…

200504.15
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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…

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…