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Drug dealers are peddling steroids on Facebook and YouTube

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The sale of illicit wares across social media platforms is raising questions about how well the companies are policing their sites.

September 16 at 6:00 AM

Drug dealers are turning to Facebook and other popular social media sites to peddle steroids, which are illegal without a prescription, raising more questions about whether the companies are properly policing their platforms.… Continue Reading...

STATEMENT BY DON HOOTON re: Digital Citizens Alliance Report on Digital Platforms Enabling the Sale of Illegal Appearance and Performance-Enhancing Drugs

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, September 16, 2019

 

STATEMENT BY DON HOOTON

Founder and Executive Chairman, Taylor Hooton Foundation

RE: Digital Citizens Alliance Report on Digital Platforms Enabling

the Sale of Illegal Appearance and Performance-Enhancing Drugs

 

“This is a bone-chilling report and should serve as a call to action for these popular digital platforms that the advertising and sale of these extremely dangerous and illegal substances on their sites must stop.… Continue Reading...

Facebook and Google Offer Haven for Sale of Illegal Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs, Investigation Finds

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Published Sunday, September 15, 2019

Drug Dealers Advertise and Sell Illegal Drugs as Online Platforms Ignore

WASHINGTON, September 15, 2019 — Americans who rely on illegal and potentially dangerous appearance and performance enhancing drugs to improve their physical appearance or step up their athletic performance are aided by three unlikely partners – drug dealers, Facebook and Google — according to a Digital Citizens Alliance (DCA) / Global Intellectual Property Enforcement Center Worldwide (GIPEC) investigation.

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Fake drug test that reveals that male basketball player was pregnant (Not!)

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D.J. Cooper was suspended by FIBA in Europe for faking a drug test last year that revealed he was pregnant.

 

D..J. Cooper stepped away from AS Monaco late in 2018 for “family reasons,” though he attempted to join the Bosnian national team as a naturalized player later that year.

The former Ohio University standout never made it, however, and was instead handed a two-year suspension from FIBA for failing a drug test.… Continue Reading...

BRINGING CLARITY TO THE MURKY WORLD OF SPORTS SUPPLEMENTS

Americans gorge themselves on vitamins and protein powders, hoping for personal transformation. But what does the science say?LARRY WASHBURN/GETTY IMAGES

Americans gorge themselves on vitamins and protein powders, hoping for personal transformation. But what does the science say?LARRY WASHBURN/GETTY IMAGES

LEBRON JAMES HAS a cramp. It’s the final minutes of a 2014 playoff game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat. With his team down by four points, James takes a quick step, beats his defender, and jumps, sending the ball in a high arc toward the basket.… Continue Reading...

BRINGING CLARITY TO THE MURKY WORLD OF SPORTS SUPPLEMENTS

Americans gorge themselves on vitamins and protein powders, hoping for personal transformation. But what does the science say?LARRY WASHBURN/GETTY IMAGES

Americans gorge themselves on vitamins and protein powders, hoping for personal transformation. But what does the science say?LARRY WASHBURN/GETTY IMAGES

LEBRON JAMES HAS a cramp. It’s the final minutes of a 2014 playoff game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat. With his team down by four points, James takes a quick step, beats his defender, and jumps, sending the ball in a high arc toward the basket.… Continue Reading...

Alise Willoughby wins second BMX world title

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Alise Willoughby earned her second BMX world title in three years, boosting her hopes to improve on her Rio Olympic silver medal in Tokyo next year.

“Coming into this I was down in the dumps at the start of the day, I started my day on the ground,” Willoughby said, referring to a crash in an earlier round Saturday, according to USA Cycling.… Continue Reading...

In Apparent First, CVS Launches Program To Test All Its Vitamins And Supplements

Rhode Island-based retail pharmacy giant CVS is launching a program to require testing of all the vitamins and supplements it sells, aiming to make sure — and assure customers — that they contain what they say they do.

“To our knowledge, this is the first time that any national retailer is requiring all vitamins and supplements to undergo third-party testing, in order to be sold on our shelves,” says CVS Senior Vice President George Coleman.… Continue Reading...

Blackmon advocates to keep game clean

PHILADELPHIA — Rockies right fielder Charlie Blackmon is passionate about his role on the MLB Advisory Board of the Taylor Hooton Foundation, which advocates against the use of appearance- and performance-enhancing substances among America’s youth.

“I’m very thankful to play, in my opinion, the greatest game in the world at the highest level,” Blackmon said.… Continue Reading...

Kershaw eager to help Taylor Hooton Foundation

CINCINNATI — Clayton Kershaw has made positive contributions off the field throughout his 10-year Major League career. The Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander’s latest endeavor is to serve on the advisory board for the Taylor Hooton Foundation, which advocates against the use of appearance and performance-enhancing substances by youth.

“It’s always great to do something to impact kids in sports,” Kershaw said.… Continue Reading...