Hoot’s Corner

FDA: Testosterone and Other Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS): Risks Assoc. With Abuse and Dependence

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AUDIENCE: Patient, Endocrinology, Internal Medicine

ISSUE: FDA approved class-wide labeling changes for all prescription testosterone products, adding a new Warning and updating the Abuse and Dependence section to include new safety information from published literature and case reports regarding the risks associated with abuse and dependence of testosterone and other AAS. 

The Anabolic Steroids Control Act of 1990 placed AAS, including testosterone, in Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act.… Continue Reading...

Indiana asst. football coach arrested for smuggling steroids

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Ryan Grace – High School Football Coach

Ryan Grace gained respect as an assistant coach for Charlestown High in Indiana. All the goodwill he built came crashing down Wednesday when he was arrested for possession of steroids which he allegedly smuggled in from across the globe.

As reported by Louisville Fox affiliate WDRB, Grace was arrested as part of an illegal drug roundup campaign in Floyd and Clark counties in Indiana called “Operation Icebreaker.” After he was seen picking up an illegal package at the post office in Jeffersonville, Ind., authorities gained a search warrant for his house.… Continue Reading...

Expert cites urgent need to reconsider steroid use as a public health issue

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The use of image and performance enhancing drugs – in particular steroids – is a growing area of concern globally

The use of these drugs has traditionally been limited to elite athletes and professional bodybuilders. But now their use is becoming normalised as part of a fitness and beauty regime for people who want to gain muscle, become leaner, and improve their appearance.… Continue Reading...

16-year-old boy dies from caffeine overdose

In this undated family photo, Davis Cripe, 16, is shown with his dad Sean. According to a coroner, Cripe died April 26, 2017 from “caffeine-induced cardiac event, with probable arrhythmia.

A 16-year-old boy died from a caffeine overdose after drinking caffeine-laden soft drinks, coffee and an energy drink, a South Carolina coroner said Monday.… Continue Reading...

Retired Special Agent Jack Robertson Honored by THF for Career Achievement

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Dateline DEA, Washington, DC

Retired Special Agent Jack Robertson received the Taylor Hooton Foundation’s prestigious 2017 Legacy Award at an “All-Star Gala” event in Dallas on March 25. Several family members, friends and DEA colleagues attended the event.

“Each year we recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to the fight against appearance and performance enhancing drug use,” said Don Hooton, who founded the organization following his 17-year-old son Taylor’s death in 2003 from depression caused by anabolic steroids.… Continue Reading...

Ex-Steelers team doctor convicted of steroids trafficking

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A federal jury in Pittsburgh convicted a former Steelers team doctor Tuesday on charges of trafficking in anabolic steroids, human growth hormones and painkillers.

“While a physician, (Dr. Richard A.) Rydze used his prescribing pad in place of his ATM card, doling out steroids to enrich himself and flooding the community with dangerous painkillers,” said David A.… Continue Reading...

Doping more prevalent among nonathletes vs. elite competitors

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AUSTIN, Texas — Contrary to public perception, most androgen abusers are not elite athletes seeking to enhance performance, but instead are nonathletes pursuing a leaner and more muscular appearance, according to a speaker at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress.

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Texans Max Bullough suspended 4 games for violating PED policy

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Houston Texans inside linebacker Max Bullough has been suspended without pay for the first four games of next season for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances.

Bullough has spent his three-year career in Houston after he was signed by the Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2014. The 25-year-old appeared in every game for the Texans last season with three starts.… Continue Reading...

TONY WATSON JOINS TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION’S ADVISORY BOARD OF MAJOR-LEAGUE PLAYERS

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TONY WATSON JOINS TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION’S ADVISORY BOARD OF MAJOR-LEAGUE PLAYERS

Pirates Closer Joins 39 Others in Helping to Educate Young People  About the Dangers of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs

 

McKinney, Texas (Monday, May 8, 2017) – The Taylor Hooton Foundation announced today that Tony Watson of the Pittsburgh Pirates has joined its “Advisory Board” of active players from throughout Major League Baseball.… Continue Reading...

Rewarding cheaters to Hall of Fame hurts message Don Hooton and others trying to spread

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Bill Madden, NY Daily News, May 5, 2017

Ever since 2003, when his own son, Taylor, committed suicide after suffering from depression as a result of using anabolic steroids, Don Hooton has embarked on a determined and often lonely mission to educate the youth of America about the dangers of PEDs.… Continue Reading...