Weightlifting Convicts as a Threat to SocietyOne of the less visible contests between policemen and criminals occurs in an indirect fashion in station houses and prisons. This contest takes the form of weightlifting, of “working out,” and although the law-enforcers have the better equipment, the sheer ingenuity of the weight-lifting law-breakers makes it a fair competition, … [Read more...] about “He’s Pumping. Are You?”
On June 26, 2014, on the island of Fiji, participants from seven Pacific island nations – American Samoa, Cook Island, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu – successfully completed their Play True Anti-Doping Masters Education training.i Given the global reach of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and its pedagogical ambitions, it is no longer surprising to find … [Read more...] about “Anti-Doping Education”: What Is It Worth?
One morning in August 2007, Dr. Joseph Colao dropped dead of a heart attack in his apartment in Jersey City, New Jersey, at the age of forty-five. His sudden death set off alarms among the hundreds of New Jersey police officers and firefighters to whom he prescribed and sometimes sold anabolic steroids and human growth hormone. Prior to his career as a hormone supplier, his … [Read more...] about Cops on Steroids: The Scandal That Never Left New Jersey
In December 2004 a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs refused to recommend Procter & Gamble's Intrinsa testosterone patch for female sexual dysfunction (FSD) in surgically menopausal women whose ovaries had been removed. The FDA panel found that administering testosterone to these patients would produce an average of one … [Read more...] about Testosterone for Women: Waiting for the Female Aphrodisiac
As the U.S. Congress prepares to renew its assault on anabolic steroid use among professional athletes at a hearing scheduled for May 18, longtime observers of doping control initiatives will recognize the selective indignation that continues to sensationalize the use of these drugs by athletes. The fact that certain groups of steroid consumers have been spared the special … [Read more...] about Dopers in Uniform: Cops on Steroids
Last week's US congressional hearings on steroids in baseball should be seen as the dying gasp of a failed exercise in social engineering. The idea that America's national pastime can help to remedy our social ills acquired its credibility back in the 1940s and 1950s, when Major League Baseball (MLB) finally allowed black athletes to integrate the country's most celebrated … [Read more...] about Steroids, Sluggers, and the War on Drugs