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Sports Doping – How Isotopes Help to Fight the Crime

Performance-enhancing drugs are substances that have the capability to improve performance in humans. In sports those substances are sometimes referred to endogenic aids and one highly popular referen...

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The Backstretch of Equine Drug Testing

The impact of drugs in the environment is an emerging problem, but not just for forensic or public health agencies. This issue has also entered the paddocks of horse racing. Failed equine drug tests h...

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PEDs and the Olympics: The Allure of SARMs

Since the inception of the modern Olympics more than 100 years ago, athletes have engaged in various activities in order to gain a competitive edge—from alcohol to amphetamines to anabolic steroids. B...

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Football, Performance Enhancing Drugs, and Why We Should Care

What drives a player to play the NFC championship game with two broken ribs? Probably the same things that make one consider performance enhancing drug (PED) use – prestige, recognition and monetary r...

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Drug-Testing in the NFL: Efficacy or Hypocrisy?

In late 2014, the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) approved sweeping changes to the NFL's drug policy. In addition to testing for human growth hormone (HGH) for the first time in l...

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The High Cost of “Juicing”

In 1889, James Francis “Pud” Galvin, Major League Baseball’s first 300-game winner and a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, became the earliest documented user of performance enhancing drug...

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High Tech Doping: Building Better Testing “Mouse Traps”

The 103rd Tour de France 21 stage grueling cycling race begins in early July. While professional cycling season runs from January to October across all continents, 80% of TV coverage is spent on this ...

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To Catch a Sporting Cheater

Peak sporting season is upon us especially as world athletes prepare to compete in Rio in August for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Steroids are often at the center of the rise and fall of some of the most...

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Uncovering Sport Doping Offenders in U.S. Horse Racing

A few years ago, I read The New York Times #1 bestseller Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand and eventually watched the 2003 movie about the horse that surprised the racing establishme...

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Athletes on the Anabolic Steroid Pump: A Review

If you are a cycling enthusiast, no doubt you are awaiting the start of the 40th annual Tour de France and hoping 2015 won’t be plagued with more doping controversy. We frequently hear that steroids w...

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