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2010-09-16 09:00:00

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the ongoing controversy over steroid use in professional sports, Hofstra Law School today announced that it will host a conference titled "Steroid Use, Abuse and Policy Symposium" on Friday, October 29, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. "The issue of steroid use in sports has become more prevalent, pressing and controversial over the past several years," said Dean Nora V. Demleitner. "By hosting this conference, Hofstra Law...

2010-06-22 10:56:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission will begin testing thoroughbred race horses for total carbon dioxide, or TCO2, after approving a policy to conduct the testing at its meeting on June 17. The commission first voted to implement TCO2 testing during its March meeting. Since that time, commission staff worked to develop the policy, which strictly prohibits the use of agents or substances that elevate a horse's TCO2 level beyond what...

2010-05-26 11:25:00

WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former White House Drug Policy Spokesman Robert Weiner and Yusuf Hassan, a Senior Policy Analyst at Robert Weiner Associates, have called for professional golf superstar Tiger Woods and all major athletes to be tested for drugs in an op-ed in the Charlotte Observer. "At the White House last month, we asked Apolo Anton Ohno, the eight-time Olympic medalist speed skater if sports like baseball and golf should have the same stringent drug testing...

2010-05-04 15:31:29

Australian researchers have published the results of a study, for the first time showing a positive effect of growth hormone on athletic performance. It showed a .4 second improvement in a 10-second sprint, enough to turn a last-place Olympic athlete in a sprint event - running or swimming - into a Gold medal winner. The study justifies growth hormone being a banned substance, even though evidence of its performance enhancing effect has been very poor until now. Growth hormone, produced...

2010-04-19 09:45:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Equine Toxicology & Research Laboratory, or PETRL, has once again been re-accredited by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation, Racing Commission acting Executive Secretary Michael Dillon said today. "Testing for foreign substances in horses and racing participants is one of the most critical elements to ensuring the integrity of Pennsylvania's racing industry," Dillon said. "Because the staff employs...

2009-12-16 12:01:59

New approach reduces number of routines needed to detect erythropoietins Austrian researchers have successfully developed a new electrophoretic method for detecting MIRCERA® and other erythropoietins (EPO) in the blood. The technique, using SARCOSYL-PAGE, has specifically enhanced sensitivity for MIRCERA, but does not alter the performance characteristics of SDS-PAGE for detecting other EPOs. Details of this study, funded by a grant from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA),...

2009-12-15 12:15:00

DURHAM, N.C., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ --A Harvard medical expert internationally recognized as a leading authority on testosterone says that the PGA Tour's decision last month to suspend Doug Barron for doping when Barron's doctor had diagnosed him as having the medical condition hypogonadism and was treating Barron for this condition is "unreasonable, unfair and discriminatory." Hypogonadism is the disorder of lower than normal testosterone levels, often referred to informally as Low T....

2009-12-08 10:05:00

DURHAM, N.C., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Slate Pharmaceuticals -- A pharmaceutical company CEO is criticizing the PGA Tour's one year suspension, under its "Anti-Doping" policy, of golfer Doug Barron, the 40-year-old, 14-year PGA Tour veteran from Memphis, Tennessee, who last month became the first and only player in professional golf to be suspended for doping. "Suspending Doug Barron for doping is dopey," says Robert S. Whitehead, President & CEO of Slate Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of...

2009-11-27 06:30:00

NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE, France, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Team Garmin-Slipstream, the elite American professional cycling team dedicated to ethical sporting and developing the next generation of cycling champions, announced today that it will become Team Garmin-Transitions with the addition of Transitions Optical as a new sponsor of the team. Transitions Optical is the world's leading manufacturer of adaptive eyewear, offering the most advanced photochromic technology in the widest selection of...

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...