October 1, 2020

Journalists Who Can’t Spell Deca Durabolin

Would you trust anything written by a “journalist” who incorrectly spells the the trade name of one of the most popular anabolic steroids ever made? A simple misspelling is one thing, but when the subject of your article is anabolic steroids, it is expected that the writer would perform some basic research on the subject matter.

Matthew Kelly  of the Newcastle Herald newspaper in Australia refers to the trade name of nandrolone decanoate as “Decca Duarbulon”. In fact, the commonly used trade name for this anabolic steroid is Deca Durabolin and has been for almost 50 years. Bodybuilders still refer to this drug by its trade name and/or “Deca” for short. [Read more…]

Impact of Steroid Hysteria on Medical Treatments Involving HGH and Steroids

The steroid hysteria related to steroids in sports continues to have an adverse impact of the availability of anabolic-androgenic steroids and human growth hormone for legal use in legitimate medical conditions. Congressional attacks upon anabolic steroids and other anabolic drugs (solely because athletes use them) are hurting those patients who stand to benefit from these highly beneficial and effective drugs.

Nelson Vergel, HIV activist and co-author of Built to Survive, published a letter on his blog that outlines how patients with legitimate medical needs for these pharmaceuticals suffer as a result of the steroid hysteria and legislation that limits the availability of anabolic steroids and human growth hormone (“Hearings on Steroids in Sports and the Impact on Treatments for HIV and other Medical Conditions,” March 12). [Read more…]

Mitchell Report's Bias Against William Llewellyn and Anabolics 2007

The highly anticipated Mitchell Report on the “illegal use of steroids and other performance enhancing substances by players in major league baseball” was publicly released today. Dozens of writers will offer their commentary on the 400+ page report (including appendices). I am fairly certain my commentary in the next few days will be a departure from the norm.

The first thing that I want to bring attention to is the extent of bias against author William Llewellyn and his exhaustive anabolic steroid reference manual, Anabolics 2007. His 1000+ page reference is the most exhaustive treatise of performance enhancing substances used in competitive sports. [Read more…]