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Drug Companies Recruited To Assist Olympic Anti-Doping Efforts
2014-02-09 08:33:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online In an effort to help curb the use of banned performance-enhancing substances at the ongoing Winter Olympics, some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies are revealing information that once would have been considered to be trade secrets, according to media reports published on Friday. According to Associated Press (AP) Health Writer Matthew Perrone, Amgen, GlaxoSmithKline and Roche are among those firms that have...

2014-02-03 04:22:20

COLOGNE, Germany, February 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Highly-effective unknown doping agents have emerged; cannot be tested A few days before the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, WDR research has revealed serious doubts about a credible anti-doping campaign in the Olympics' host country. In the ARD Sports Show (ARD, today, February 2, 2014, 18:00) and the WDR broadcast "Sport Inside" (WDR evening, February 3, 2014, 22:55), WDR reporters cover encounters of a...

2014-01-24 23:04:33

INFORMED-SPORT Certification Ensures Products Are Made to the Highest Quality Standards and Free of Banned Substances Los Gatos, Ca (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 The ORAL IV ® hydration aid product has been certified by INFORMED-SPORT, a quality assurance program for sports nutrition products, suppliers to the sports nutrition industry and supplement manufacturing facilities. The INFORMED-SPORT program provides assurance that products have been tested for substances listed on the World...

2013-11-18 08:29:16

COLOGNE, Germany, November 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent months, two European doping control laboratories have - largely unnoticed - discovered an alarmingly high number of doping cases using improved detection methods. Based on information from the editorial staff who work on doping at the German public television broadcaster ARD, the laboratories in Cologne and Moscow have this year tested hundreds of samples from athletes that have turned out positive for the anabolic...

2013-11-05 12:24:46

OTTAWA, Nov. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today announced additional funding from the Government of Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paralympic Committee, for the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport in support of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. "I am pleased to stand with our partners, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paralympic Committee, in the fight against doping in sport,"...

2013-10-31 08:28:20

OTTAWA, Oct. 31, 2013 /CNW/ - Sport Canada, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), and the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC), will make a major announcement on November 5, 2013 in support of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport's work in anti-doping. Representatives from each of the organizations, as well as a Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athlete will be available for interview opportunities. Who: The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport)...

Muscles May Permanently Remember Brief Exposure To Performance-enhancing Drugs
2013-10-28 10:44:02

Wiley Previously, re-acquisition of muscle mass – with or without steroid use – after periods of inactivity has been attributed to motor learning. However, this new data from the University of Oslo suggests that there is a cellular 'memory mechanism' within muscle of brief steroid users. The team investigated the effects of steroids on muscle re-acquisition in mice and discovered greater muscle mass and more myonuclei – which are essential components for muscle fibre function –...

2013-08-19 23:17:25

Nebraska-based USA consumer awareness campaign seeks an end to aggressive performance-enhancing cattle drugs used in national youth show ring competitions. Beef Additive Alert (tm) demands an immediate beta agonist policy prohibition by both the USDA-NIFA and U.S. Department of Education's Future Farmers of America organization. Springfield, Nebraska (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Beef Additive Alert™, a new national consumer action campaign, calls for an immediate ban of aggressive...

2013-08-05 16:24:26

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former White House Drug Policy Spokesman Bob Weiner, who helped create the World and US Anti-Doping Agencies, today said, "Baseball is full of sound and fury signifying nothing, to use the Shakespeare phrase. The Mitchell report--commissioned by MLB itself--said that HALF of all players are dirty and use performance enhancing drugs. Because of the intransigence of the union, Baseball refuses to regularly test all players and now is...

2013-07-16 20:21:22

World-class athletes Benoit Huot and Valérie Grand'Maison to take part in day of activity on August 13, in support of clean sport MONTREAL, July 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadian swimmers Benoit Huot and Valérie Grand'Maison will be helping to raise awareness about clean sport on August 13, at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal. The IPC and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have teamed up to create a day dedicated to raising awareness of anti-doping and to call for...