Four pitchers have tested positive for the steroid Stanozolol since baseball season began. Major League Baseball is trying to figure out why the drug, long popular with bodybuilders, may have made a comeback, USA Today reports.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s chief medical officer is trying to implement new drug policies that would bring increased oversight and consistency. Currently there is a wide variety of approaches among schools in how they deal with drug policy infractions.
An arbitration panel has ruled that Major League Baseball can ban New York Yankees player Alex Rodriguez for the entire 2014 season, Bloomberg reports. Rodriguez was suspended for violating the league’s antidoping rules.
The Endocrine Society is warning about the health consequences of taking performance-enhancing drugs. The vast majority of people who use these drugs are non-athlete weightlifters, according to the group.
Major League Baseball wants to suspend about 20 players accused of using performance-enhancing drugs, ESPN reports. The players include the New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez and the Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun.
About one in 20 teenagers have used steroids to increase their muscle mass, a new study suggests. In addition, more than one-third of boys and one-fifth of girls said they had used protein shakes or powders to increase their muscles, while between five and 10 percent used non-steroid substances to bulk up.
A top official of the World Health Organization called doping in sports a public health issue. Speaking at an international anti-doping conference, Dr. Timothy Armstrong said the use of performance-enhancing drugs is not just a sporting problem.
Fewer people are dying of cancer in Europe, but lung-cancer deaths among women are increasing in countries such as Hungary and Scotland where more women are smoking, Reuters reported Nov. 30. The number of deaths from lung and other tobacco-related cancers fell among men due to a decline in smoking, according to researchers from Italy’s […]
Richard C. Holbrooke, the Obama administration’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, recently told reporters at a meeting of G8 foreign ministers that the U.S. would be fundamentally changing its drug policy in Afghanistan, the New York Times reported June 28. Instead of trying to eradicate opium poppy fields, as the Bush administration had done, […]
Nevada’s estimated $340 million in future payments under the nationwide tobacco settlement would be sold off for less upfront cash under a budget plan proposed by the state’s governor, the Las Vegas Sun reported May 7. Gov. Jim Gibbons, who wants to balance the state budget without raising taxes, included the selloff of the tobacco funds […]
City Council members in Federal Heights, Colo. have decided to lower the municipal fine for marijuana possession from $1,000 to $500 for possession of one ounce or less of the drug, the Denver Post reported Jan. 12. Jail sentences for minor marijuana possession also were eliminated. Council members said they wanted to limit the financial […]