Tox Tuesday: a history of Olympic doping

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Tetrahydrogestrinone. Androstenedione. Methylhexanamine. Erythropoietin. Hydrochlorothiazide. These are just some of the performance-enhancing substances athletes use here in the 21st century, and just some of what officials will test for during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. However, just because these drugs are modern inventions doesn’t mean that doping […]

Increased drug testing in UK includes ‘legal highs’

Europe’s working class may need to start being on their best behavior as workplace drug testing is on the rise in the United Kingdom (UK), according to a recently published article in BBC News. Not only are the number and frequency of tests rising, but employers are also starting to test for more “legal highs” […]

Tox Tuesday: Anabolic Steroids

To gain a competitive edge, to bulk up quickly, to enhance your performance — to nearly instantly get the results you want, use anabolic steroids. But they’re not without their risks.

Anabolic steroids are man-made substances related to male sex hormones, typically used to treat hormone problems and muscle loss, but are increasingly being used […]