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
FDA Special Agent Jeff Novitzky, the agent who has become the face of the federal government witch-hunt against steroid users in professional sports during the BALCO scandal, has move his attention to investigating dietary supplement companies suspected of selling designer anabolic steroids. Novitzky's latest steroid investigation targeted two popular products sold and … [Read more...] about Tren Xtreme Steroid Investigation Leads to Raids of American Cellular Labs and Max Muscle
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
Former NFL running back Femi Ayanbadejo settled his lawsuit against ALR Industries in a confidential agreement. ALR Industries (ALRI) has NOT admitted wrongdoing. ALRI is proceeding with its defamation lawsuit seeking punitive damages against Ayanbadejo for his irresponsible and false statements alleging that ALRI spiked its supplements. Ayanbadejo tested positive for … [Read more...] about ALR Industries Defamation Lawsuit Against NFL Player Femi Ayanbadejo
Swimmer Jessica Hardy has withdrawn from the United States Olympic Team bound for the 2008 Beijing Olympics after testing positive for low levels of the long-acting beta-2 adrenergic agonist (LABA) clenbuterol. Hardy maintains that she never knowingly or unintentionally consumed clenbuterol or any other banned susbtance. The question of why and how clenbuterol appeared in … [Read more...] about Did Jessica Hardy’s Advocare Supplements Contain Clenbuterol?
Percy Crawford interviewed Christopher Bell, director of the steroid documentary "Bigger Stronger Faster", in a good piece appearing on Fight Hype. Chris Bell criticizes the hypocrisy and dishonesty of bodybuilding supplement companies like Muscletech in their approach to anabolic steroids ("Christopher Bell: What's Really the Big Deal About Steroids?," May 12). I talked to a … [Read more...] about Director Christopher Bell on Muscletech Hypocrisy Regarding Anabolic Steroids