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2009-12-04 16:50:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the U.S. Justice Department Drug Enforcement Agency's (DEA) classification of boldione, desoxymethyltestosterone, and 19-nor-4,9(10)-androstadienedione as "anabolic steroids"' under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), John Gay, executive director and CEO of the Natural Products Association (NPA), the oldest and largest trade association representing retailers and manufacturers of dietary supplements and other natural products,...

2009-11-19 14:46:56

Findings suggest athletes abuse non-approved therapeutic compounds for performance enhancing effects Researchers from the German Sport University Cologne in Germany found that non-steroidal and tissue-selective anabolic agents such as Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs) are being sold on the black market for their performance enhancing qualities. The availability of authentic SARMs was recently demonstrated for the first time by the detection of the drug candidate Andarine in a...

2009-10-30 09:27:51

Bulking up with steroids harms kidneys more than obesity Athletes who use anabolic steroids may gain muscle mass and strength, but they can also destroy their kidney function, according to a paper being presented at the American Society of Nephrology's 42nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition in San Diego, CA. The findings indicate that the habitual use of steroids has serious harmful effects on the kidneys that were not previously recognized. Reports of professional athletes who abuse...

2009-10-29 14:36:08

Increase in bone density and fewer new vertebral fractures noted in drug trial patients A recent study determined glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (OP) is now treatable with Teriparatide, a synthetic form of the human parathyroid hormone. Researchers found patients with glucocorticoid-induced OP who were treated with teriparatide for 36 months had a greater increase in bone mineral density (BMD) and fewer new vertebral fractures than those treated with alendronate. The findings of this...

2009-10-27 15:07:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The St. Louis Cardinals' new hire of former home run king/admitted steroid abuser Mark McGwire as hitting coach sends a message to all baseball and young people of "CHEAT, DO DRUGS, COVER UP WHEN CONGRESS INVESTIGATES," former White House drug policy spokesman Bob Weiner said today. Weiner continued, "What will he tell batters? Grab the drugs? When McGwire used Andro (Androstenedione), now banned, he hit his record 70 home runs. After...

2009-08-04 15:17:08

Three cases of patients suffering from the adverse affects of steroid-enriched dietary supplements have been reported by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital.The cases, which include patients with liver injury and renal failure, are discussed in the current issue of The Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week issued a warning regarding the use of over-the-counter body-building supplements that are illegally enriched with anabolic steroids."To date,...

2009-08-02 14:53:35

The Boston Red Sox fired two security staffers in 2008 following an investigation into steroid use, The Boston Globe reported Sunday. The staffers were Jared Remy, son of Boston television commentator and ex-major leaguer Jerry Remy, and Nicholas Alex Cyr. Both told the newspaper they used steroids, but denied any knowledge of drug use by any players. The newspaper said Massachusetts state police confiscated a vial of steroids from Cyr's car before the 2008 All-Star break and Cyr told police...

2009-07-08 13:29:17

A French-U.S. research team says it has determined toxic chemicals affect steroid hormones differently in humans and invertebrates. University of California-San Diego Professor Michael Baker, a member of the research team, said the findings are important for studies on the effects of chemicals on steroid responses in humans. The scientists said their study also provides insights into the evolution of steroid hormone signaling and the relationship of steroid synthesis to enzymes that detoxify...

2009-06-15 10:12:11

Canakinumab (ACZ885), a new interleukin-1 (IL-1)-beta blocking monoclonal antibody, shows encouraging efficacy and is well tolerated in children with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA)*, according to a new phase II study presented today at PReS 2009, a joint congress with the 2009 Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) in Copenhagen, Denmark.Of those patients who responded to treatment (59% of initial enrollers), 100% achieved the American College of...

2009-06-11 11:24:44

Researchers have found a potential new treatment for the common problem of muscle atrophy. Results of the animal study were presented at The Endocrine Society's 91st Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.Muscular atrophy is a debilitating process that results in an extensive loss of muscle mass and function, which greatly worsens quality of life. It occurs in diseases such as cancer, diabetes, AIDS and heart failure, negatively affecting the patients' prognosis. Also, muscular atrophy can occur...


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