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July 9, 2020
‘I know they aren’t healthy’: the energy drink craze sweeping Afghanistan
From children in Kabul to Taliban chiefs, the sweet, caffeine-heavy drinks are wildly popular, defying fears on nutrition They are sold outside schools, in hospital lobbies, on street corners and in every supermarket; served at wedding receptions and ministerial meetings, while television adverts and billboards praise their qualities. Energy drinks have taken over Afghanistan, and the […]
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April 6, 2020
MOTOGP RIDER HANDED 18-MONTH COMPETITION BAN FOR ALLEGEDLY ACCIDENTAL STEROID USE
Aprilia rider and one-time MotoGP race victor Andrea Iannone has been banned from the sport for 18 months following a positive test for steroid use at last November’s Malaysian Grand Prix. The ban will be enforced from December 17th, 2019 through June of 2021, meaning the Italian will miss all 2020 rounds (whenever the season […]
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February 14, 2020
SHERIFF’S OFFICE SUSPENDS 8 DEPUTIES FOR USING, SELLING STEROIDS
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office opens an investigation and suspends eight of its deputies following reports of employees using, distributing and selling steroids. Those involved are with the detention bureau, the sheriff’s office says. This includes two corporals. The sheriff’s office identifies the detention deputies involved as a 27-year-old man, employed with the […]
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January 9, 2020
DEA WARNS YOUNG ADULTS HAVE EASY ACCESS TO STEROIDS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
The DEA is warning how easy it is for teens and young adults to buy illegal steroids from sites like YouTube, Facebook and even Instagram. Having a drug dealer at the tip of your fingers. Dante Sorianello of the DEA said, “Sure! They are out there, and we aggressively have units that pay attention to […]
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January 8, 2020
SARMS: What’s the Harm?
SARMs” have emerged as a new class of appearance- and performance-enhancing substances. Before you consider using one, learn the facts here. What are SARMs? SARMs—short for “selective androgen receptor modulators”—are synthetic drugs designed to have effects similar to those of testosterone. SARMs are still in the research and testing stages for various medical conditions but […]
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September 16, 2019
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. It’s time for these digital platforms, like Facebook and Google, to stop turning a blind eye and to stop allowing, […]
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Drug dealers are peddling steroids on Facebook and YouTube
The sale of illicit wares across social media platforms is raising questions about how well the companies are policing their sites. By Cat Zakrzewski 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 […]
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STATEMENT BY DON HOOTON re: Digital Citizens Alliance Report on Digital Platforms Enabling the Sale of Illegal Appearance and Performance-Enhancing Drugs
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 […]
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Facebook and Google Offer Haven for Sale of Illegal Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs, Investigation Finds
  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, […]
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August 19, 2019
Steroids and the Kidneys
Leal Herlitz, MD, Assistant Professor of Pathology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York recently conducted a study describing injury to the kidneys following long-term abuse of anabolic steroids.
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