Pro-hormones now controlled substances

On Friday, President Bush took time out from the campaign trail to sign the Steroid Control Act of 2004. This bill makes all pro-hormones and steroid-precursors illegal.

More details here and here

Anabolic steroids became controlled substances by the Anabolic Steroid Control act of 1990. That bill also made it illegal for medical doctors to prescribe anabolic steroids for cosmetic or performance enhancement purposes. But demand today is much higher than prior to 1990. And supply is plentiful on the black market. Prior to 1991 you could go to a medical doctor and get reasonable doses, and be monitored while you take them. Today people are taking much larger doses of what ever they can get on the black market without ever discussing it with a medical doctor.

Another example of how The War On Drugs™ is a failure.

One Response to “ Pro-hormones now controlled substances ”

  1. Don Says:

    Exactly, Tim. One can see the difference in bodybuilding physiques between pre 1991 and after. The builds became more bloated and more “over the top” Bob Paris mentions in some of his writings that he worked with a sports doctor when he used steroids. Like prohibition before it this war on drugs is only encouraging underground use of banned substances. It will be interesting to see how the current Bonds steroid controversy plays out. Certainly steroids are prevalent in most professional sports today. There are too many incentives that we provide through society for using steroids and the legal ramifications seem remote. There are certainly problems but the current philosophy and management of drugs in the US, on almost every level, is a train wreck.