Hoot’s Corner

Trainer got free steroids using Medicare by claiming he was a dwarf

A personal trainer from Phillipsburg fraudulently obtained steroids and then sold them over the Internet, authorities allege.

An indictment unsealed Wednesday charges Eric C. Opitz, 45, with 10 counts of health care fraud, three counts of mail fraud, and seven counts of illegal distribution human growth hormones and anabolic steroids.


Opitz used used Medicare Part D benefits to obtain the drugs, United States Attorney for Eastern Pennsylvania Zane David Memeger said.… Continue Reading…

12 products called out in fight against workout stimulants

12 products called out in fight against workout stimulants

Researchers have determined that several dietary supplements — some of which are available in GNC stores on military bases — contain a synthetic stimulant never tested in humans.

A report published online Oct. 8 in Drug Testing and Analysis found a compound, DMBA, or 1,3-dimethylbutylamine, also marketed as AMP Citrate or 4-amino-2-methylpentane citrate, in 12 dietary supplements marketed as weight loss supplements or pre-workout boosters, available online and at some GNC and Vitamin Shoppe stores.… Continue Reading…

Steroid testing looms for Miami PD amid new abuse allegations

With allegations emerging Tuesday that some members of the Miami police force were clients of the infamous Biogenesis steroid clinic, city and police officials can say they’re already moving to include the anabolic drugs on the list of banned substances for which officers will be tested.

But one has nothing to do with the other, apparently.… Continue Reading…

Surgeon in kickback scheme employed unlicensed practitioner in steroid clinic

Gross (Courtesy NJAG's OFFICE)

Michael L Gross

Hackensack orthopedic surgeon charged with taking kickbacks in exchange for referrals to a network of Bergen County-based diagnostic imaging centers allowed a medical school graduate to distribute steroids at his clinic without a license, records show.

Michael L. Gross entered into a consent agreement with the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners to avoid any further action following a formal reprimand, the board reported.… Continue Reading…

How Counterfeit Anabolic Steroids Cross US Border

Counterfeit Anabolic Steroids

Anabolic steroids are made in various countries and have to cross international borders to get to their target market. Smuggling anabolic steroids involves complicated organized crime and made combined with the smuggling efforts of other illicit drugs. But unlike psychoactive illegal drugs such as heroin and cannabis, there have not been any high profile cases in the news of anabolic steroids smugglers being caught in the act.… Continue Reading…

Steroids sold openly on social media sites

STEROIDS have become easily available on social media sites such as Facebook these days because of people’s obsession with wanting well-sculpted bodies, reported Berita Harian.

The drugs are sold between RM90 and RM350, depending on the type and are usually purchased by young people who are into bodybuilding or those who want to buff up their bodies within a short period of time.… Continue Reading…

Were steroids behind the death of Champion bodybuilder Luke Wood?

Bodybuilder s family want truth

Champion bodybuilder Luke Wood was eight weeks away from his wedding when he died at Sydney’s Westmead Hospital from a massive internal haemorrhage.

The 35-year-old had undergone a kidney transplant on August 20, 2011, but by August 23 his body was showing signs of rejecting the organ.

He was discharged on August 26, and five days later he was dead, unable to be revived from a cardiac arrest, prompting a coronial inquest with a focus on his treatment at Westmead.… Continue Reading…

Steroids have been found in supplements given to players on Kenya’s fast-improving rugby team

A report says Kenya coach Paul Treu introduced new supplements to the team. Photo / AP

Steroids have been found in supplements given to players on Kenya’s fast-improving rugby sevens team, according to a report that calls for disciplinary proceedings against head coach Paul Treu and five members of his staff.

The report by a task force set up by the government to investigate allegations of doping in Kenyan sport says there are “strong suggestions” that Treu of South Africa and his assistants have violated anti-doping rules after introducing the supplements to players.… Continue Reading…

A worrying number of schoolboys are admitting to using anabolic steroids, mainly to enhance sports performance

I was shocked to read the article “Steroids rife in schools” on the front page of The Timeslast Friday. According to reporter Katharine Childs, 5% of the 12,000 boys surveyed at 23 KwaZulu-Natal schools last year admitted to using steroids. The researchers believe that in high schools up to 10% of boys used these drugs for purposes of “bulking up”, while their coaches, teachers, parents and school principles turn a blind eye.… Continue Reading…

Report says that Kenya rugby players are on ‘steroids’

NAIROBI, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) — A report into doping in Kenyan sports commissioned by the government has claimed South African national rugby sevens head coach Paul Treu and his English predecessor recommended supplements to the players that contain steroids.

The long-awaited findings were released Friday by the country’ s Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry for Sports, Culture and Arts, Dr.… Continue Reading…