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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...

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,"...

2013-08-05 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...

2013-04-25 12:24:46

GLEN ALLEN, Va., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Star Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ: STSI) is pleased to announce that its Anatabloc® dietary supplement has qualified as an Informed-Sport Registered Product by HFL Sport Science, part of LGC Group and a recognized world leader in doping control for almost 50 years. This qualification permits Star Scientific to use HFL's "Informed-Sport" and "Informed-Choice" trademarks on Registered Products, providing assurance that these products have been...

Sports Doping Is A Public Health Issue
2012-09-23 15:51:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The use of performance enhancing drugs, or doping, is a public health issue, not a sporting problem, as had been previously thought. "If we believe that around 3% of high school boys in the U.S. are taking a steroid or growth hormone, then that's a public health issue," said Dr. Timothy Armstrong of the World Health Organization (WHO). "Substance abuse in any shape or form has a physical and mental health aspect to it. The...

2012-09-14 15:16:54

Over the last 10 years, the GH-2004 team, which is based the University of Southampton, has been developing a test for Growth Hormone misuse in sport with funding from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and US Anti-Doping Agency and with support from UK Anti-Doping. The test, developed by scientists at the University of Southampton, King's College London and University of Kent at Canterbury, is based on the measurement of two proteins in the blood, insulin-like growth factor-I and the...

2012-04-01 23:02:46

Mazu Gold, a breakthrough health supplement by Mazu Global has recently been certified by WADA for use by athletes around the world. Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2012 Mazu Gold has recently been certified by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as safe to use by professional athletes. Mazu Gold is a health product of Mazu Global. Its WADA certification assures athletes worldwide that they can regularly take Mazu Gold as a health supplement. The consumption of Mazu Gold will not cause them...