Myogenix Admits “Spawn” Was an Illegal Synthetic Anabolic Steroid Sold as a Dietary Supplement

Myogenix, a California-based dietary supplement company, admitted that they illegally sold an unapproved synthetic anabolic steroid as a dietary supplement between 2007 and 2009. The company pleaded guilty to one count of “introduction and delivery of unapproved drugs with intent to defraud and mislead.” [Read more…]


Supplement Stores and Pharmacies Illegally Selling Steroids Raided in India

Law enforcement officers from the Indian state of Kerala conducted surprise raids of several pharmacies and sports supplement stores suspecting of selling anabolic steroids to the local bodybuilding community. While the sale of anabolic steroids without a prescription is technically illegal, few controls exist to prevent the widespread diversion of steroid pharmaceutical products in India. [Read more…]


Government Holds Supplement Retailers Responsible for Selling Synthetic Steroids

There was a time when many sports supplement retailers would offer practically any popular supplement for sale in their stores regardless of the legality of its contents. It didn’t matter if the supplement contained illegal synthetic steroids. The owner of the supplement store operated under the assumption that the company that made the supplements would ultimately hold all responsibility for its ingredients. Supplement retailers didn’t ask why the supplements they sold gave their customers all of the side effects of illegal anabolic steroids. They often didn’t care because they didn’t think they were liable. That has clearly changed.

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New Bill Gives DEA Ability to Go After Illegal Synthetic Steroids in Supplements

Many sports supplement companies have been illegally selling synthetic steroids as dietary supplements for several years. This has not been limited to a few bad actors in the industry. The practice has been widespread. Contrary to the popular perception that the supplement industry is “unregulated”, the industry has been tightly regulated by the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) for 18 years. DSHEA has explicitly made it illegal for supplement company to sell synthetic steroids as dietary ingredients. So, why have companies been blatantly doing this for almost a decade? [Read more…]

03 Pleads Guilty to Selling Synthetic Anabolic Steroids

United States Attorney Wendy Olson has done what few federal prosecutors have accomplished in the government’s war on anabolic steroids. Olson has secured a big pay day for the government. Most of the government’s high-profile steroid cases have amounted to little more than witch-hunts targeting celebrity athletes who use steroids. Or they have targeted low- to mid-level steroid dealers and collected relatively small asset forfeitures and fines. In difficult financial times for the federal government, Olson negotiated plea agreements in which the government will collect over $8 million dollars courtesy of and brothers Ryan and Jeremy DeLuca. [Read more…]

10 Founder Pleads Guilty to Selling Synthetic Steroids as Supplements

The founder of has pleaded guilty to charges involving the sale of synthetic steroid products as dietary supplements. Ryan DeLuca, who as a young 21-year old entrepreneur, founded in 1999. At his helm, the company has grown into a supplement powerhouse whose annual revenues are in the hundreds of millions. The DeLuca family sold a controlling interest in to Liberty Media for a reported $100 million dollars in 1998. [Read more…]


Kirk Radomski Selling Supplements Instead of Steroids

Kirk Radomski has gone from selling anabolic steroids and human growth hormone to selling legal dietary supplements. Radomski is the infamous steroid dealer who named 3o current and former Major League Baseball players among his steroid-using clients after being busted by federal agents in December 2005. Now instead of offering products with names like Equipoise, Winstrol and Jintropin, Radomski is peddling products with names like “Mass Arrival X-Treme” and “High Heat”. [Read more…]


“King Mo” Lawal Admits Taking Steroid-Containing Supplements

“King Mo” Lawal has admitted using a combination of two different synthetic steroids that were ingredients in a product marketed as a dietary supplement. Lawal and his manager are attributing his positive steroid test result (for Masteron) to the consumption of a tainted supplement product. [Read more…]


J.C. Romero Still Guilty of Steroid Offense Even Though He Thinks He’s Vindicated

Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher J.C. Romero has claimed victory in a lawsuit following an undisclosed cash settlement with the manufacturers and distributors of Ergopharm 6-OXO Extreme. Romero tested positive for the use of anabolic steroids under the Major League Baseball (MLB) Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program on August 26, 2008. The steroid positive came only six weeks prior to helping the Phillies win the World Series championship. [Read more…]


DEA Wants to Classify Superdrol and Prostanozol as Schedule III Anabolic Steroids

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) wants to add Superdrol (methasteron) and Prostanozol to the Controlled Substances list. They have argued that these steroid compounds meet the criteria for Schedule III Anabolic Steroids as defined by the Anabolic Steroids Control Act of 2004. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on November 23, 2011. [Read more…]