Archives for December2014

South Florida steroid manufacturer pleads guilty in PED case

A man who manufactured steroids for clinics connected to Alex Rodriguez and other Major League Baseball players has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge, according to a report from the Miami Herald.

The man, Paulo Berejuk, provided steroids to two business partners of the clinic Biogenesis of America — the focus of Major League Baseball’s recent investigation into performance-enhancing drugs — and the owner of a separate clinic, Boca Body.… Continue Reading...

6th man set to plead guilty in Bioenesis steroid case

A sixth man is set to plead guilty for his role in illegally providing performance-enhancing drugs to Major League Baseball players and other athletes.

A federal judge scheduled a plea hearing Friday for 48-year-old Juan Carlos Nunez. Like others in the case, Nunez is charged with conspiracy to distribute steroids such as testosterone.… Continue Reading...

Australia: Police chase production of anabolic steroids

STERIODS SEIZED: Police seize a large amount of ingredients, utensils and cash used in the production of steriods in raids arcoss theToowoomba region. Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

TWO people have been charged with producing and possessing illicit steroids after police raids on residences in Toowoomba and Laidley.

Acting Detective Inspector Paul Hart of Toowoomba Criminal Investigation Branch said police had conducted a series of raids in the past week specifically targeting the production and distribution of illicit steroids.… Continue Reading...

Did Pacquiao Use Steroids?

Manny Pacquiao

Boxing fans are eagerly anticipating a showdown next year between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, both of whom shared the pound-for-pound crown in boxing several years ago.

Since their peaks Pacquiao has lost twice, while Mayweather has shown evidence of slipping ever so slightly in two bouts against Marcos Maidana.… Continue Reading...

Dick Pound to lead WADA panel into allegations of systematic Russia doping

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) chairman Dick Pound speaks at a WADA symposium at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, in this January 29, 2004 file photo. (STR)

Former World Anti-Doping Agency chairman Dick Pound will lead the body’s investigation into allegations of systematic doping in Russia.

WADA announced Tuesday that Pound will head a three-person independent panel that will investigate the “grave” accusations of widespread doping, corruption and coverups in Russia that were broadcast by German television network ARD.… Continue Reading...

Senate approves bill to protect consumers from steroids

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Senate unanimously approved legislation Thursday to end a loophole that allows designer anabolic steroids to easily be found online, in gyms, and even in retail stores.  The Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act, sponsored by U.S. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse and Orrin Hatch, will help protect consumers from these harmful products by properly classifying them as controlled substances, according to a statement released by Hatch’s office Friday.… Continue Reading...

IOC to spend $20M to fight doping, match-fixing

LONDON (AP) — The International Olympic Committee is putting up $20 million to fight doping and match-fixing – considered the two biggest threats to the credibility of the games.

New IOC President Thomas Bach announced the funding projects Saturday following an unprecedented four-day ”brainstorming session” with his executive board in the Swiss resort of Montreux that focused on key issues for the future of the Olympics.

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Australia: Rise in cases of male breast reduction surgeries blamed on steroids

STEROIDS and obesity are to blame for a spike in male breast reduction surgeries, experts say.

New Health Department figures show 252 WA men were diagnosed with gynaecomastia, or excess breast tissue, last year – an increase of 20 per cent on the previous year.

The number of men undergoing mastectomies for the condition has also increased, up 41 per cent over the past 10 years, with boys as young as 15 going under the knife.… Continue Reading...

Senate makes designer steroids a controlled substance

The Senate passed a bill Thursday to prohibit the use of designer steroids.

H.R. 4771, the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act, adds “anabolic steroids” to the list on substances included in the Controlled Substances Act.

Use of the steroids have been linked to deaths.

The House passed the bill in September, meaning it now heads to President Obama’s desk before being signed into law.… Continue Reading...

Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) Welcomes Passage of Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today welcomed the passage of the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act (DASCA) of 2014, a measure that will protect consumers from potentially dangerous anabolic steroids falsely marketed as dietary supplements. The bill will now be sent to the President’s office to be signed into law.… Continue Reading...