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A record number of fake steroids were seized by authorities last year

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The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has put a number on the amount of illegal steroids seized in 2016.

Astoundingly, 673,906 doses of various drugs were confiscated by various authorities last year, a number that was down significantly on the 1.1 million seized in 2015.

But fears have been raised about the number of illegal anabolic steroids which were taken in.… Continue Reading...

NFL: JALIN MARSHALL SUSPENDED 4 GAMES FOR POSITIVE PED TEST

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New York Jets wide receiver Jalin Marshall is suspended four games to begin the 2017 NFL regular season after violating the NFL’s policy against performance-enhancing drugs, the Jets announced Tuesday.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News first reported the news, noting that Marshall tested positive for Adderall. Rich Cimini of ESPN confirmed the report.

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NFL: LETROY GUION SUSPENDED 4 GAMES FOR PED VIOLATION

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The NFL suspended Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion for the first four games of the 2017 regular season Tuesday following a violation of the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.

ESPN.com’s Rob Demovsky shared a statement from the NFL:

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel‘s Tom Silverstein speculated Guion’s suspension puts his future with the Packers in jeopardy:

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Chess players on performance-enhancing drugs?

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Cognitive-enhancing drugs help chess players to win more games. Researchers found that modafinil and methylphenidate –also known as Ritalin – significantly enhanced players’ performances, while caffeine was also have to have a modest effect.

The team of scientists, led by Klaus Lieb, from the University of Mainz, Germany, were looking at how certain drugs would alter and/or improve the way the brain processes complex information.… Continue Reading...

NFL: Trent Murphy faces 4-Game PED Suspension

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Washington pass rusher Trent Murphy took a step forward in 2016, but his 2017 is off to a bad start.

Murphy is in the process of appealing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances, the Washington Post reports.

A second-round draft pick out of Stanford in 2014, Murphy went from a starter to a backup but thrived as a situational pass rusher in 2016, recording nine sacks and three forced fumbles.… Continue Reading...

Nike accused of hindering Usada’s Alberto Salazar doping investigation

 

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The sportswear giant Nike was accused of hindering a doping investigation into the elite training group run by Mo Farah’s coach Alberto Salazar according to fresh revelations from a leaked United States Anti-Doping Agency interim report, it has been claimed.

According to the German magazine Der Spiegel, two of the Nike Oregon Project’s elite athletes and Farah’s training partners, the Olympic marathon bronze medallist Galen Rupp and the Olympic 1500m champion Matthew Centrowitz, also submitted “samples that arose suspicion in the doping investigators”.… Continue Reading...

Students think it’s ‘normal’ to use performance enhancing drugs

The lowest use of performance enhancing drugs was in Turkey in Europe where the study was conducted. (Photo: Pixabay)

A European study has revealed that the majority of university students believe it is the social norm to use drugs like Ritalin to enhance academic performance – despite very few having used stimulants themselves.

The project looked at attitudes towards the ‘non-medical use of prescription medicines’ among university students in seven EU countries and was co-authored by Dr Robert Dempsey, Lecturer in Psychology at Staffordshire University, alongside colleagues across Europe.… Continue Reading...

Young athletes are habitual dope offenders

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Even as the sports ministry’s task force begins the exercise to spot potential medal winners for the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games, they better keep a watch on the National Anti Doping Agency’s (NADA) January newsletter, which reveals that more athletes at the grassroots are taking shortcut to fame.

At least three dope cheats named in the newsletter — and facing provisional suspension — are from schools and colleges.… Continue Reading...

Bogus fitness company busted for peddling $8M in steroids

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An illegal steroids ring peddling $8 million in the drugs to more than 50 people in the metro area has been busted, authorities said Wednesday.

Nine men were arrested for using a bogus company, Wellness Fitness Nutrition, as their front, officials said.

The mastermind behind the scheme, Richard Rodriguez, 37, claimed that the business was federally licensed and FDA compliant when it made and sold anabolic steroids, authorities said.… Continue Reading...

Christie asked to act on NJ high school steroid testing

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New Jersey lawmakers are trying to keep young athletes in the weight room and away from career-threatening performance-enhancing drugs.

A bill that would support this is awaiting Gov. Chris Christie’s signature after easily winning Assembly and Senate approval.

Bill S367 would appropriate $45,000 to the state Department of Education to help restore year-round random drug testing by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association.… Continue Reading...