FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg identified "enforcement of the law" as the overriding objective of the FDA under her leadership at a presentation for the Food and Drug Law Institute in Washington, D.C. on August 6, 2009. Hamburg cited the FDA raid of American Cellular Labs and the FDA public health advisory regarding steroids in supplements as examples of the increased … [Read more...] about FDA Commissioner Emphasizes Enforcement in Guidance to Supplement Industry
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Public Health Advisory (PHA) warning consumers to avoid using bodybuilding supplements claiming to contain "steroids", "steroid-like substances", "steroid alternatives" and "hormone products". The FDA warning failed to give guidance on the specific product ingredients that were problematic. The extremely broad language cast … [Read more...] about FDA Warning Casts Suspicion on Bodybuilding Supplements and Sports Nutrition Industry
Travis Tygart, CEO of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), urged the country's attorneys general to start suing supplement companies using consumer protection laws. Tygart made his comments at the 2009 National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) summer conference on June 17, 2009 in Colorado Springs. Tygart wants the attorneys general to take action at the state … [Read more...] about USADA Travis Tygart Urges State Attorneys General to Sue Supplement Companies
General Nutrition Centers (GNC) expressed feigned outrage in a statement released to Newsday. Alex Rodriguez made the allegation that dietary supplements that have been sold in the past at GNC could have triggered false positive steroid results in athletes subject to anti-doping procedures. A spokesperson did not directly deny the claim as false but made a strong effort to … [Read more...] about GNC Feigned Outrage at A-Rod’s Claim that Supplements Could Trigger Positive Steroid Test
The owners of the SVN Canada in North Vancouver, British Columbia were arrested for allegedly selling the anabolic steroid methyl-1-testosterone (M1T) to teenagers. The arrest comes less than a week after an employee of 'Your Vitamin Store' (YVS Victoria) in nearby Victoria, British Columbia was also arrested for selling M1T. Charges in both cases involved trafficking and … [Read more...] about SVN Canada Owners Arrested for Selling Steroids at Sports Nutrition Store
Will Canada crackdown on anabolic steroids in preparation for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games? The steroid crackdown at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games was understandable given the long history of China's manufacture and distribution of raw and finished anabolic steroid and performance enhancing products. But does anyone think steroids are a problem in Canada? After … [Read more...] about Steroid Crackdown in Canada for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games?