Treasure Coast Pharmacy One of Largest Suppliers of Anabolic Steroids in the United States

Treasure Coast Pharmacy, a Florida-based compounding pharmacy, was one of the largest suppliers of anabolic steroids in the United States according to state and federal investigators. Treasure Coast was raided last month after a joint investigation by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Florida Department of Health. The investigation identified 57 doctors who prescribed 10,774 orders of anabolic steroids and human growth hormone (hGH) over a six-month period. [Read more…]


North Korean Soccer Team Tests Positive for Steroids After Being Struck by Lightning

Five members of the North Korean soccer team (Korea DPR) have tested positive for 14 different banned anabolic steroids at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Frankfurt, Germany. The North Korean delegation told FIFA that a “lightning strike” was responsible for the positive steroid tests. The five players were reportedly struck by lightning while training in North Korea on June 8, 2011. A traditional Chinese medicine containing an extract from the hairy gland of an Asian musk deer was used to treat the players for the effects of the lightning strike. Photographic proof of the lightning strike was provided to FIFA. [Read more…]


Major League Baseball Suspends Four Dominican Summer League Players for Steroids

Major League Baseball has suspended four minor league players this month who were playing for their teams’ Dominican Summer League affiliates. Chicago Cubs pitcher Yomar Morel tested positive for the steroid boldenone (aka Equipoise) while his teammate pitcher Enyelberth Pena tested positive for nandrolone (aka Deca Durabolin). Houston Astros pitcher Manuel Sanchez and San Diego Padres pitcher Miguel Severino both tested positive for stanozolol (aka Winstrol). First-time steroid violations under the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program result in an automatic 50-game suspension. [Read more…]


Judge Declares Mistrial in Roger Clemens Trial After Federal Prosecutors Make Colossal Mistake

United States District Judge Reggie Walton declared a mistrial in the Roger Clemens case today after federal prosecutors made a colossal mistake. Judge Walton clearly blamed the government for the mistrial. Assistant United States Attorneys Steven Durham and Daniel Butler likely suffered one of the most humiliating days of their careers as Judge Walton chastised them for making a mistake that even a first-year law student would have known to avoid. Judge Walton reminded the prosecutors how much taxpayer payer money was spent on the Roger Clemens investigation and prosecution. He was troubled at the inexcusable and careless attempts by the federal prosecutors to break the rules set by the court thereby forcing a mistrial. [Read more…]


WADA Wants Police to Help Them Catch Athletes Who Use Steroids

David Howman, the Director General of the World Anti-Doping Agency, has admitted that the agency’s anti-doping tests are ineffective against the “sophisticated doper”. WADA’s solution is to take advantage of police and governmental investigative agencies in their fight against dopers. Athletes can beat the anti-dopers, but why not see if they can beat the police too?

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Chicago Tribune Promotes Steroids Hysteria with Poor Fact-Checking

The Chicago Tribune, the eighth largest newspaper in the United States by circulation, recently published an article claiming that anabolic steroid use had increased dramatically among high school seniors in 2010. The article by Mike Helfgot claimed that anabolic steroid use among male high school seniors increased from 3.4 percent in 2009 to 4.0 percent in 2010. Helfgot even cited the University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future survey on teen drug use as the source for that statistic. Unfortunately, the Monitoring the Future study doesn’t support his fictitious statistic (quoted below): [Read more…]


Former All-Star Baseball Player Fred Lynn Would Have Considered Using Steroids to Avoid Injury

Former Major League Baseball player Fred Lynn admitted he would have considered using anabolic steroids during his career if they would have helped him avoid or recover from injury. Lynn made his comments in an interview with Larry Brown. Lynn acknowledged that baseball players have always been looking for an advantage even if it involved breaking the rules. The players of his era were no exception. [Read more…]


New Jersey Attorney General Proposes Guidelines to Eliminate Steroid Use Among Cops

New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow announced a series of reforms intended to eliminate the abuse of anabolic steroids and human growth hormone by New Jersey law enforcement personnel. The recommendations come as a response to a sensationalistic Newark Star-Ledger investigative expose that revealed the names of several police officers on testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) after reviewing the private prescription records from the medical practice of Joseph Colao. The newspapers alleged that the late Colao falsified diagnoses and wrote bogus prescriptions for anabolic steroids such as testosterone. [Read more…]


Potential Jurors More Upset at Government Steroid Witch-Hunt Than Roger Clemens’ Steroid Use

United States District Judge Reggie Walton is apparently having a difficult time finding a suitable jury for the Roger Clemens steroid perjury trial. It seems that potential jurors more likely to be upset at the government for their witch-hunt involving celebrity athletes than they are to be upset by the possibility that Roger Clemens lied about his use of anabolic steroids and human growth hormone. [Read more…]


Curt Schilling Admits His Teams Used Steroids But Refuses to Give Up World Series Rings

Former Major League Baseball player Curt Schilling returned to the cozy saddle of his moral high horse to speak out against anabolic steroids once again in an interview with the radio sports talk show 97.5 “The Fanatic” in Philadelphia. He told the hosts that every team which had won the World Series over the past twenty years cheated by using anabolic steroids and/or performance-enhancing drugs. Apparently, this includes the World Series Championship team that he played for in 2001, 2004 and 2007. [Read more…]