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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...

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...

Lance Armstrong might have to pay $100 million in damages for using performance-enhancing drugs

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Cyclist Lance Armstrong is set to go on trial for a case dating back to 2010  for his use of performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling days, which saw him win the Tour de France seven times from 1999 to 2005. While Armstrong has been stripped of all his Tour de France titles, he may also have to pay $100 million in damages to the U.S Postal Service who sponsored Armstrong’s cycling team from 2000 to 2004.… Continue Reading...

Univ of Nebraska – Lincoln accused of selling/using steroids

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A University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor is in jail on suspicion of buying and selling steroids.

Investigators got a complaint in August that Jeffrey McCray, 43, of 1830 N. 58th St., was using and selling anabolic steroids for bodybuilding competitions, according to a probable cause affidavit for his arrest.

McCray is an associate professor at the Glenn Korff School of Music.

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Why Men Have More Body Image Issues Than Ever

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How Hollywood ideals are messing with men’s heads, leading real-world guys to take dangerous drugs

Superheroes today are a lot more shredded than they used to be. The original Superman and Batman look almost willowy compared to our muscle-bursting modern-day versions.

That’s no coincidence. America is in the midst of a cultural shift in terms of the ideal male body image, and as the ideal man grows more muscular, men stuck in the real world with real bodies are growing less satisfied with theirs—with potentially dangerous medical consequences.

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Ex-USC football player pleads guilty to running drug ring

 

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Owen Hanson, a former USC football player accused of running an international drug ring, pled guilty Tuesday and agreed to a minimum prison sentence of 20 years.

US Magistrate Judge Mitchell Dembin of San Diego federal court said the sentence could be extended to life for Hanson’s admitted crimes of dealing hundreds of kilos of cocaine, heroin and steroids.… Continue Reading...

Postal worker pleads guilty to importing anabolic steroids

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An employee of the Lynnfield Post Office pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Wednesday to purchasing and importing anabolic steroids, the US Attorney’s office announced in a statement

John Psehoyas, 54, a customer service representative, was charged with one count of importing importing anabolic steroids, the statement said.

As part of a plea agreement, Psehoyas agreed to resign from the job he held for more than a year at the Lynnfield Post Office.… Continue Reading...

Selling unsafe dietary supplements leads to 11 yr. prison sentence

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Chensin Chan of New York involved with selling unsafe dietary supplements online, was sentenced to eleven years and three months in prison on December 16.

Over $4.5 million supplements were sold and some customers were in North Georgia.

“Today’s sentence reflects the serious implications of distributing substances like ephedrine on the internet.… Continue Reading...

Project Juice: How texts and emails unravelled a massive steroid-trafficking ring

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CBSA officers measure and log vials of steroids seized by the CBSA in “Project Juice.”

Their text messages and emails carried an air of confidence.

But one by one, members of a national steroid-distribution ring became ensnared in a lengthy Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) investigation dubbed Project Juice.… Continue Reading...

Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports Fast Facts

 

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(CNN) — Here’s a look at performance-enhancing drugs in sports.

Facts:
The use of performance-enhancing drugs, or “doping,” by professional athletes has been acknowledged as a problem since at least the 1960s.

The issue has gained prominence in the last 10 years as a result of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative (BALCO) investigation, tell-alls by former professional athletes, a 2007 report on drugs in professional baseball and a scandal involving Russia’s 2014 Olympic team.

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