Q: What is the "Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2012"?A: It’s a Senate Bill (SB 3431) introduced by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and referred to the Judiciary Committee. If passed by Congress, it will amend the Controlled Substances Act to more aggressively regulate steroidal substances being sold as dietary supplement ingredients. … [Read more...] about The New Designer Steroid Bill and YOU: Questions and Answers with Rick Collins
"Sociologists and anthropologists of medicine have largely focused their research on sickness and illness, thus obscuring social scientific investigations of health and healthiness." -- Robin Saltonstall, 1993 (p. 7) "Apparently so have psychologists!" -- Rick and Jack, 2010 The practice of male body hair removal dates back to ancient cultures. The Egyptians and Greeks … [Read more...] about Body Shaving: Grooming Trend … or Mental Illness?
Congress has unanimously passed a bill (H.R. 6353, S. 980) to place strict controls on Internet pharmacies. Sponsored by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008 (accessible online at http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h110-6353) is named for Ryan Haight, who died at 18 of a drug … [Read more...] about Maximum Steroid Trafficking Sentences to Double
According to the body of common knowledge, anabolic steroids are dangerous and deadly drugs. The mainstream media have thoroughly vilified these hormones for several decades. The use by mature adults of any amount of anabolic hormones to enhance physical appearance is invariably labeled anabolic steroid "abuse" and, consequently, the average American lumps the athletic steroid … [Read more...] about The Anabolic Steroid Control Act – The Wrong Prescription
On April 13, 2005, a federal court in Salt Lake City [U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division] issued its decision on a legal challenge to FDA’s 2004 Final Rule banning all ephedrine-alkaloid dietary supplements. Judge Tena Campbell’s decision made two key points:It held that the analysis used by FDA was incorrect and improper. FDA’s analysis … [Read more...] about Ephedra – Interpreting the New Ruling
(On April 12, 2005, Rick Collins testified before the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC) on behalf of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. The USSC had sought comments on whether federal anabolic steroid offenses should be treated with stiffer punishments, such as by changing the way steroid quantities are calculated. Rick submitted the following … [Read more...] about Rick Collins’ Testimony to the United States Sentencing Commission