Archives for February2016

Army Recruitment camp: 2100 caught with steroids and painkillers on Day 5

AGRA: There seems to be no letup in seizure of performance enhancing drugs at the army recruitment camp in Mainpuri, as over 2100 aspirants were found in possession of steroids and painkillers, besides fake rubber stamps of district officials, on the 5th day of the enlistment drive on Tuesday.

While the number of candidates debarred from taking the test this morning was almost 35 per cent, as 7000 odd appeared for it, over 8,500 aspirants have been so far shunted out in the last five days for possession of performance enhancing drugs.… Continue Reading...

DMAA products persist

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Although DMAA is now illegal as a dietary supplement ingredient, some companies still offer products containing this substance. HPRC’s newest update of “Dietary Supplement Products Containing DMAA” lists those products still being offered on the Internet, as well as products that have disappeared from the market. Before you buy any dietary supplement, check this list and read the label to make sure it doesn’t contain this potentially dangerous ingredient.… Continue Reading...

Steroids are being quite brazenly sold through Facebook

As much effort as the police and other authorities put into stamping out the Silk Road darknet market, even going so far as to hand its convicted owner life in prison, not much seems to be being done about drug sales on Facebook. As part of a report by investigating journalists, many steroid dealers were found through Facebook posts and hidden groups that made it very easy to get hold of the banned substances.… Continue Reading...

N.J. Assembly panel OKs bill to expand random testing of high school athletes for performance enhancing drugs

N.J. Assemblywoman Valerie Vaineri Huttle

A bill that would expand random testing of high school athletes for steroids and other performance enhancing drugs was approved by a state Assembly committee Monday.

The measure, sponsored by Assemblywoman Valerie Vaineri Huttle, D-Englewood, would require coaches to incorporate an anti-steroid component into their training program for student athletes and require schools to display steroid information posters in gyms and locker rooms.… Continue Reading...

Illinois man pleads guilty to obtaining steroids from China


sentencing fileJames L. Porter, acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced Thursday that a Marion man pleaded guilty in federal court to importation of a controlled substance from China.

Matthew Short, 29, of Marion, waived Grand Jury Indictment and was charged in the single count information. Short faces up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $500,000 and up to three years of supervised release.… Continue Reading...

Ducks’ Shawn Horcoff suspended 20 games for PED violation

Anaheim Ducks forward Shawn Horcoff has been suspended 20 games. (USATSI)

Anaheim Ducks forward Shawn Horcoff has been suspended 20 games.

The NHL has suspended veteran forward Shawn Horcoff of the Anaheim Ducks for 20 games for violating the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program. The 37-year-old forward will also have to forfeit $357,536.88 of his annual salary as a result of this suspension.… Continue Reading...

Court orders Phillip Musson’s house to be forfeited over illegal steroid sales

Phillip Musson arriving at the Christchurch District Court in 2012.

Phillip Musson arriving at the Christchurch District Court in 2012.

The wife and mother-in-law of a Christchurch man convicted of dealing illegal steroids will lose their house.

The High Court has ruled that Phillip James Musson’s wife and mother-in-law benefited from his drug dealing and the trio would have to forfeit the Bishopdale property they shared.… Continue Reading...