In a typical kneejerk reaction by Congress, it appears that they are on the verge ofto include non-addictive human growth hormone. Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) sponsored the legislation in response to the Mitchell Report’s on performance-enhancing drugs such as steroids and growth hormone in Major League Baseball. The Senators are an attempt to make an example of athletes who use performance-enhancing drugs since they are role models for children. Essentially, the goal of the bill is to protect the children.
Dr. Gary Gaffney fromposted an on about the performance enhancing effects of human growth hormone. Gaffney responds to so-called experts who assert with certainty that growth hormone does not help performance in sports. As stated in a recent post, the true effects of growth hormone on performance are not always empirically “ .”
Gaffney takes note of the lack of empirical research examining the performance enhancing effects of drugs that has historically resulted in mainstream medical organizations failing to recognize performance enhancing drugs. Given this along with results seen in “experiments of nature,” Gaffney feels it is reasonable tothat GH has performance enhancing effects:
Many people seem to assume that growth hormone and testosterone are both anabolic steroids. The media has shown very little interest in distinguishing the two throughout the entire war of steroids or the steroids in baseball . (Never mind the fact that there are dozens of different steroids with differing effects and side effects within the class of anabolic steroids.) When Sylvester Stallone tried to explain that growth hormone was a completely different class of drugs than anabolic steroids, he was met with widespread if not ridicule. Never mind the fact that he was correct.
So, I have to give credit to the few journalists who “try” to explain the difference between growth hormone and anabolic steroids like testosterone e.g. [Read more…]:
We’ve learned a few things from the Congressional hearings on Roger Clemens and anabolic steroids. Roger Clemens is. And his attorney Rusty Hardin is an idiot. From the very beginning, I thought that Hardin should be .
Hardin allows Clemens to wait several days before responding to allegations of steroid and growth hormone use in the Mitchell Report. Hardin prepped Clemens for his terrible performance on 60 Minutes where he: (1) admitted the hypocritical use of various other performance-enhancing drugs that enabled him to continue playing while masking pain of his injuries; (2) offered idiotic explanations as proof that he never used steroids; and (3) admitted to allowing a non-medical professional inject him with B-12 and . Hardin Clemens’ drug use to a high performance racehorse (apparently oblivious to the problem of steroids in horse racing). Hardin apparently preps Clemens to a phone conversation with Brian McNamee and hold a press conference to share it with the media even though it proved nothing. Hardin stands by as Clemens releases that supposedly proves he didn’t use steroids but fails to accomplish its goal. And lastly, Representative Henry Waxman apologizes for holding the disastrous Roger Clemens , explaining that the only reason he did it was because Clemens’ attorneys upon it. [Read more…]
The Lowen’s Pharmacy.(NYPD) turned over the names of over and maybe as many as Jersey City officers to the internal affairs unit of the (JCPD). They are under investigation for obtaining anabolic steroids from
The NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau launched an [Read more…]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.
The debate over the performance-enhancing effects in baseball of growth hormone continues without a clear answer. Does growth hormone help recovery and healing from injury? Does growth hormone improve baseball performance? Various people have made the case that GH does not help baseball players; others claim the drug helps improve performance dramatically.
Lou Schuler ofhas an to this question:
But the key here is to acknowledge that the only honest way to answer the question of the performance-enhancing effects of human growth hormone is to say, “We just don’t know.” [Read more…]
The customary practice for federal prosecutors is to prosecute dealers rather than users. In a reversal of this practice, Radomski was given leniency in exchange for his testimony against his clients (individual steroid users who happened to be professional athletes). [Read more…]
Brian McNamee hassteroid syringes, vials and gauze pads to federal investigators that allegedly contain physical evidence supporting McNamee’s claim that he injected baseball player Roger Clemens with anabolic steroids and growth hormone. I didn’t see that coming.
It is simply bizarre that McNamee would have saved such items for seven years; I am sure there will be considerable speculation as to his motives. But the evidence could increase McNamee’s credibility if the physical evidence is consistent with his allegations of steroid use and growth hormone by Clemens. [Read more…]explains how the physical evidence would support the allegations:
, M.D. is the drug advisor to the NFL on anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs. He has granted waivers to football players who have tested positive for anabolic steroids based on medical need. The was “testicular disease” in each case.
John Lombardo, has granted waivers to players who have failed drug tests but then explained their medical need for testosterone. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello won’t disclose names or reveal how many players have been allowed to pump synthetic hormones into their bodies except to say it’s “a very small number.”
This is the [Read more…](NFL) version of the therapeutic use exemption that can be submitted after failing a drug test. An interesting by of ESPN the Magazine this is a precedent opening the door to widespread use of hormones in sports like football.
Sylvester Stallone has apparently testosterone in age management medicine. Senator John McCain is well-known for his anti-steroid in Congress. Nonetheless, Senator McCain’s positive to the endorsement was priceless as seen on Fox & Friends stating “I’m going to Philadelphia and running up the steps.”anti-steroid crusader John McCain for President. Sylvester Stallone has been using his promotional tour to growth hormone and