Steroid Use Won’t Keep LaShawn Merritt Out of the Olympics

The International Olympic Committee wanted to permanently keep steroid users, who have served bans greater than 6-months, out of the Olympic Games. However, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled that the IOC’s so-called “six-month rule” was “invalid and unenforceable” and violated the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules. [Read more…]


Owner of Competitive Edge Labs Posts $1 Million Bond to Get Out of Jail on Steroid Charges

Steven Woods, the owner of Competitive Edge Labs and Serious Nutrition Solutions, recently walked out of jail after posting a $1,000,000 bond. He was arrested last month and charged with two counts related to the distribution of anabolic steroids and five counts of money laundering. Law enforcement authorities and local news outlets have made reference to a business through which Woods distributed steroids but have not identified the name or nature of the business(es). [Read more…]


Axis Labs Charged with Mail Fraud for Selling Steroids in “Monster Caps”

Colorado-based Axis Labs was charged with one criminal count of “mail fraud and aiding and abetting” related to their manufacture and distribution of the product “Monster Caps”. Axis Labs is accused of marketing the products, containing illegal synthetic designer steroids, in a manner showing they intended the product to affect the structure and function of the human body. This made “Monster Caps” an unapproved new drug product subject to regulation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration according to prosecutors. [Read more…]


Dick Butkus Promotes EAS as 100% Steroid-Free Supplement Line

Pro Football Hall of Famer Dick Butkus was seen promoting EAS Sports Nutrition as the first certified steroid-free supplement line during the IDEA World Fitness Convention in Los Angeles according to BigLeadSports. Butkus is also the founder of an “anti-steroid” education program called “I Play Clean” where he teaches young people about the dangers of steroids. [Read more…]


Christian Anti-Steroid Company Allegedly Spikes Supplements with Methyltestosterone

United States District Judge Rodney W. Sippel in Missouri awarded $5.4 million to a professional football player in a case involving a “tainted” dietary supplement. St. Louis Ram linebacker David Vobora filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the Ultimate Sports Spray alleging that a “velvet deer antler” supplement caused him to test positive for methyltestosterone metabolites. Methyltestosterone is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the NFL Policy on Anabolic Steroids and Related Substance. [Read more…]


Steroids Invade the NBA – Actually It’s Only DHEA

The National Basketball Association (NBA) suspended the Memphis Grizzlies’ O.J. Mayo for violating the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program after he tested positive for DHEA. Mayo’s first violation of the league’s SPED policy (steroids, performance-enhancing drugs and masking agents) automatically results in a 10-game suspension. The suspension corresponds to a forfeiture of $405,109 of his salary.

Sportswriters are mistakenly reporting that O.J. Mayo is the second basketball player in the NBA to test positive for DHEA. Orlando Magic Rashard Lewis did not test positive for DHEA. He tested positive for anabolic steroid use after failing the testosterone:epitestosterone ratio (T:E ratio) test which is suggestive of exogenous testosterone use. Lewis blamed the positive steroid test on his inadvertent use of DHEA in a smoothie he purchased. [Read more…]


Steroid Use Not to Blame in Iowa Football Mass Hospitalization

Thirteen Hawkeye football players from the University of Iowa were hospitalized due to rhabdomyolsis. Rhabdomyolsis is a condition in which muscle tissue is rapidly broken down leading to severe muscle pain, weakness and soreness; the byproducts of the muscle damage become toxic to the kidneys leading to possible kidney failure.

“Experts” were quick to blame “nephrotoxic” supplements or anabolic steroids for this highly unusual cluster of rhabdomyolsis cases even though no evidence has surfaced to suggest either as a causal factor.

Creatine has previously been blamed for rhabdomyolysis in spite of research suggesting creatine supplementation is safe. Dr. James Williams, of the St. Joseph Medical Center, blames “nephrotoxic” supplements in the Hawkeye football case when interviewed by a CBS affiliate. [Read more…]


iForce Pleads Guilty to Selling Designer Steroids as Supplements

Tribravus Enterprises (doing business as iForce) pleaded guilty to “manufacturing and distributing steroid-tainted supplements” according to the Associated Press. The company was required to pay a $125,000 as part of a plea agreement. This is very good news for the iForce and supplement companies facing similar charges. The criminal investigations could have resulted in felony charges against the principals. In this case, the owners and principals of the company avoided felony charges and imprisonment. This is probably the best case scenario for supplement companies in this predicament. [Read more…]


Steroids For Sale on

Illegal anabolic steroids are for sale on according to Don Catlin of Anti-Doping Research Inc. does not actually sell any of the dietary supplements which allegedly contain anabolic steroids. Rather, merchants participating in the “Amazon Seller” program offer steroids for sale. This is clearly done in violation of’s terms of service. most likely has not knowingly offered steroids for sale via Amazon Sellers since the steroid products are sold and marketed as “dietary supplements”.  Amazon did not ship products for most vendors; it was only responsible for product fulfilment by one vendor offering steroids for sale.   [Read more…]