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New Rules To Govern US Steroid Use

Friday, 27th April 2007

A proposed new US rule "that limits anabolic steroid use to 4 approved substances was unanimously passed in a committee hearing of the Racing Commissioners International annual conference" reports bloodhorse.com. When implemented, the new legislation "would allow for limited sample levels of only four anabolic steroids-stanozolol (Winstrol), boldenone, nandrolone, and testosterone." Dr. Scot Waterman, director of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, observed that "he has seen steroids go from being almost a non-issue 4 years ago to a current hot-button topic in horse racing". Responding to a question from the audience at the conference, Waterman replied that the rules would also apply to sales horses, "noting that perceived abuse in the auction industry was a driving factor in the committee's focus on anabolic steroids."

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