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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...

Colin Wasdell, 48: Dies from Steroid Usage

Colin Wasdell, 48 Steroid User Diies

A bodybuilder from Barrowford collapsed and died at home as a result of anabolic steroids and growth hormones he was taking.

Colin Wasdell (48) had a seizure while watching television at his home in Park Avenue on February 22nd, an inquest at Burnley Coroner’s Court heard.… Continue Reading...

American Legion Baseball commends the work of the Taylor Hooton Foundation

The Taylor Hooton Foundation (THF) was formed in 2004 in memory of Taylor E. Hooton, a 17-year-old high school athlete from Plano, Texas, who played American Legion Baseball and took his own life on July 15, 2003, after using anabolic steroids.

Taylor Hooton’s parents, family and friends founded the THF after learning of the growing number of middle school, high school and college students illegally using and abusing anabolic steroids, Human Growth Hormone (HGH), unregulated dietary supplements, and other appearance and performance enhancing drugs (APEDs).Continue Reading...

Peyton Manning report blows lid off NFL’s HGH problem

If Peyton Manning actually did take HGH, he's just the tip of the iceberg, according to reports.

The Peyton Manning HGH scandal, fact or fiction, seems to have opened up a can of worms for the NFL.

According a report published Wednesday on Bleacher Report, current NFL players project that between 10 and 40 percent of the league is using human growth hormone, or HGH, a banned substance that increases strength, decreases body fat and facilitates quicker healing from injury.… Continue Reading...

Peyton Manning among numerous NFL stars named in Al Jazeera report on steroids

Green Bay Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Mike Neal, Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and free agent tight end Dustin Keller were also named in the report

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning — along with other stars in the NFL, MLB and the Olympics — is the main focus of an Al Jazeera report on alleged steroid use among athletes.… Continue Reading...

Texas’ high school steroid testing program was supposed to be a model for the nation


 Now, Don Hooton fears it taught us all the wrong lessons.

“You ever heard of the Whizzinator?”

Don Hooton leans forward to grab his black-framed reading glasses and scoots his chair toward one of the three computer monitors on his desk.

He clicks out of The Drudge Report, closes his Facebook page, and opens a new Google window.

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College professor implicated in large North Texas illegal steroid distribution ring

An accomplished Auburn University science professor is among those charged in federal court in Dallas in connection with an illegal steroid distribution ring, court records show.

Yonnie Wu was director of the Alabama college’s Mass Spectrometry Center in its chemistry and biochemistry department.

Prosecutors say he tested steroids from China and other sources in his university lab so the conspirators could market the drugs on websites that vouched for the purity and quality of the products.… Continue Reading...

Diamondbacks and Royals Welcome PLAY


On last week’s road trip, the PLAY campaign – along with partners from the Taylor Hooton Foundationand the Henry Schein Cares Foundation – conducted events in Phoenix with the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 17th and the following day at Kauffman Field in Kansas City with the Royals.

On the first stop at Chase Field, Diamondbacks head athletic trainer, Ken Crenshaw, was joined on the field by assistant athletic trainer Ryan DiPanfilo and strength and conditioning coach Nate Shaw.… Continue Reading...

Study on human growth hormone for ACL tear recovery receives funding from Mark Cuban Foundation

Funding from the Mark Cuban Foundation, run by the well-known owner of the Dallas Mavericks, will allow University of Michigan scientists and physicians to study how human growth hormone may aid recovery from an ACL tear – one of the most frequent, traumatic and dreaded knee injuries among athletes.

Despite advances in surgical techniques and accelerated rehabilitation, the nearly quarter of a million patients who suffer ACL tears each year still experience permanent weakness and muscle loss.… Continue Reading...

Should “first time” dopers be banned for life?

Dope Once, Test Positive for Life

Justin Gatlin has served two doping bans and returned to competition after both.

Research suggests artificial muscle enhancers stick with cheating athletes for life. So will we see lifetime bans for first-time cheats?

In almost every case, a random drug screen is accomplished via urinalysis and is inherently invasive, embarrassing, and undignified.… Continue Reading...