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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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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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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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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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