Archive for October 23rd, 2004

Pro-hormones now controlled substances

Saturday, October 23rd, 2004

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.