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UK: Man Jailed For Pumping Pit Bulls Full Of Steroids And Chaining Them To Treadmills Ahead Of Illegal Dog Fights

A British man has been jailed for his barbaric treatment of pit bulls that he pumped full of steroids and chained to treadmills in an obsessive bid to prepare the poor animals for illegal dog fights.

Pit Bull Breeder John Psaila

 According to the Manchester Evening News, a court heard that John Psaila, 49, is behind ‘some of most serious dog fighting gangs in the country’.
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Australia: Steroid use on the increase

Researchers believe steroid use is on the rise.

Researchers believe steroid use is on the rise.

Seizures of steroids and other image enhancing drugs are on track for a significant rise this year, adding weight to the idea steroid use is on the increase.

It’s an idea familiar to University of Queensland psychologist Scott Griffiths, who moved from Sydney on the weekend to start new research including the largest ever survey of steroid users.… Continue Reading...

‘Zero-tolerance’ steroids policy implemented in British racing

steroids in racing

Stronger equine anti-doping rules in British racing have now come into force.

The new rules include a zero-tolerance policy for anabolic steroids, stating that no horse should ever be administered an anabolic steroid for as long as it is involved in racing — with no exceptions.

The rules came in yesterday (2 March), after an extensive period of development.… Continue Reading...

Dopers poison sports

The juice is there. The syringe is there. And you love the way you look and feel. Money, women and fame. And more money. That is what is at stake when deciding whether or not to take steroids. For some young athletes who seek to stand out, taking these drugs may be the only option.… Continue Reading...

Study shows testosterone being prescribed when not needed: 20% of men had normal T-levels

Lead author Jacques Baillargeon

A new study by the University of Texas Medical Branch found that 20 percent of men were prescribed testosterone despite having normal testosterone levels based on the Endocrine Society’s guidelines. The study also found that 39 percent of new testosterone users did not have a prostate cancer screening during the year before treatment and 56 percent were not screened during the year after starting treatment.… Continue Reading...

Europe: German football legends, including Löw, caught in crosshairs of doping probe

Joachim Löw

As the Bundesliga currently stands both VfB Stuttgart and SC Freiburg need to stay focused on the relegation battle. But now the clubs are haunted by their past.

News has been released by the Freiburger Evaluation Commission into sports medicine that there has been doping at the two clubs and the name of infamous sports doctor Armin Klümper has been raised.… Continue Reading...

Feds warn weight-loss supplement contains Prozac

Image of Oxy ELITE Pro Super Thermogenic

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that OxyELITE Pro Super Thermogenic, a supplement marketed for weight loss, contains antidepressant fluoxetine, or Prozac.

Consumers should “not purchase or use” the product, officials said in a public notice posted Saturday, noting that it contains the FDA-approved drug Prozac, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).… Continue Reading...

Brett Gardner joins Taylor Hooton Foundation team: Takes a strong stand against PEDs

Brett Gardner

TAMPA, Fla. — Against the back wall of the clubhouse, along the same row of lockers that houses Alex Rodriguez, sat the member of the New York Yankees who has made the biggest stand against drugs. Brett Gardner agreed to serve on the advisory board of big leaguers set up by the anti-doping advocate, Don Hooton, who fired A-Rod as his advisory board of one when Rodriguez was suspended for staging a long series of chemically-aided magic shows.… Continue Reading...

18 Months in Prison for Chemist in Baseball Steroids Case

A chemist working out of his suburban South Florida garage was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison for supplying banned performance-enhancing substances to a clinic whose customers included professional baseball players such as New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.

Paulo Berejuk had hoped for probation and home confinement after pleading guilty in December to conspiracy to distribute testosterone.… Continue Reading...

UFC: Joe Rogan suggests ‘high possibility’ that Fedor Emelianenko was using steroids

Now that former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva has been popped for steroids, no mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter is beyond reproach when it comes to speculating who is (or was) on the juice.

That includes Fedor Emelianenko, according to Joe Rogan.

The UFC color commentator suggests “The Last Emperor” may have suffered significant shrinkage after the fall of PRIDE, based solely on physical appearance in between fights against Kazuyuki Fujita (2003) and Anotnio Silva (2011), something that is usually attributed to end of a steroids cycle.… Continue Reading...