September 25, 2020

Steroids and Cops

New Jersey Clueless About How to Reduce Steroid Use Among Cops

New Jersey legislators have introduced new bills to address the use of anabolic steroids by New Jersey law enforcement personnel. The proposed legislation is an ineffective, ill-informed knee-jerk response to an investigative series by the Newark Star-Ledger exposing the high-number of cops obtaining prescriptions for anabolic steroids. The newspaper questioned the validity of such prescriptions for hormone replacement therapy and the legitimacy of the doctor(s) issuing them. The proposed legislation does nothing to determine whether TRT prescriptions are valid. [Read more…]

Jersey City Police Officers Linked to Lowen’s Pharmacy Steroid Scandal

The New York Police Department (NYPD) turned over the names of over two dozen and maybe as many as forty Jersey City officers to the internal affairs unit of the Jersey City Police Department (JCPD). They are under investigation for improperly obtaining anabolic steroids from Lowen’s Pharmacy.

The NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau launched an investigation last month after 27 names of NYPD officers were among those buying steroids and growth hormone from Lowen’s Pharmacy; only a few officers faced internal charges and none faced criminal charges. [Read more…]