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Anabolic Steroid Control Act passed.



October 8th marked the passage of the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2004 (S. 2195 & H.R. 3866), which made its way to the President's desk for a signature shortly thereafter to become law. To recap, the bill gives the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) the authority to add androstenedione androstenedione /an·dro·stene·di·one/ (-di-on) an androgenic steroid produced by the testis, adrenal cortex, and ovary; converted metabolically to testosterone and other androgens.  ("andro"), tetrahydrogestrinone (THG) and other steroid precursors to the list of anabolic steroids that are classified as Schedule III controlled substances. While DHEA DHEA dehydroepiandrosterone.

DHEA
abbr.
dehydroepiandrosterone


DHEA,
n dehydroepiandrosterone, a hormone precursor, exists naturally in yams.
 was exempted from this bill, it will be watched very closely by certain members of Congress to make sure that it is not marketed or sold outside the realm of its intended function, according to LDI Group, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT. If DHEA is abused in the estimation of Congressional members, it too will be moved to the Schedule III list. The final version of the bill also included a provision designed to encourage education programs in elementary and secondary schools to convey the harmful effects of anabolic steroids. The bill was strongly supported by the major dietary supplement associations, including the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA) and the Utah Natural Products Alliance (UNPA). In addition, the bill garnered support from medical and sports organizations, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics The American Academy of Pediatrics ("AAP") is an organization of pediatricians, physicians trained to deal with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. Its motto is: "Dedicated to the Health of All Children. , American Medical Association American Medical Association (AMA), professional physicians' organization (founded 1847). Its goals are to protect the interests of American physicians, advance public health, and support the growth of medical science. , National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association National Basketball Association (NBA)

U.S. professional basketball league. It was formed in 1949 by the merger of two rival organizations, the National Basketball League (founded 1937) and the Basketball Association of America (1946).
 (NBA) and the National Hockey League National Hockey League (NHL)

Organization of professional North American ice-hockey teams. The league was formed in 1917 by five Canadian teams; the first U.S. team, the Boston Bruins, was added in 1924. It today consists of 30 teams in two conferences and six divisions.
 (NHL).
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Date:Nov 1, 2004
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