October 1, 2020

Rep. Henry Waxman in Steroid Documentary 'Bigger Stronger Faster"

I interviewed the Chris Bell, the director of “Bigger Stronger Faster” on the eve of the world premiere of his acclaimed steroid documentary last night at the Sundance Film Festival. There are a lot of interesting comments about anabolic steroids. But I thought readers of the Steroid Report would be particularly interested in Chris’ observations on Rep. Henry Waxman, the Congressman behind most of the steroids in baseball hearings:

So I go into someone’s office who is a congressman and I’m a 33-year old kid at the time and I’m walking into his office… I’m really nervous. This guy is going to know it all – he’s going to have all the facts down, he’s going to be a politician, boom, boom, boom!” [Read more…]

Abscess from Anabolic Steroid Injections or B12?

ESPN reports that trainer Brian McNamee claims Roger Clemens developed an abscess in his buttock resulting from injections of anabolic steroids in 1998. No medical records have surfaced to corroborate this claim. Of course, if Roger Clemens claims that he regularly received intramuscular injections of B-12, then this could have been equally responsible for the alleged abscess. However, Clemens’ attorney has denied that Roger Clemens’ had an abscess.

But ESPN found an “anti-doping expert” who claims that anabolic steroid injections represent a special type of intramuscular injection that is more likely to cause abscesses. According to Gary Wadler of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). [Read more…]