201412.19
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New Steroid Law (DASCA) Goes Into Effect

On December 18, 2014, President Obama signed the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2014 – DASCA for short. Several years in the making, DASCA cracks down on the over-the-counter “prohormone” segment of the sports nutrition supplement market. 25 New “Anabolic Steroids.” DASCA lists 25 steroidal compounds as newly criminalized anabolic steroids. [Note that most…

201412.15
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New Steroid Law Passed by Congress

After years in the making, Congress has now sent the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act (DASCA) of 2014 to the President’s desk for signature into law.  Once signed, DASCA will have profound implications for both industry and consumers. For more information about the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act, click here.

201405.01
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Rick Collins Featured In This Month’s Men’s Fitness Magazine

Rick Addresses Differences Between Performance Enhancing Drugs and Supplements, and Offers Insight into Dietary Supplement Law and Current Supplement Regulation Rick Collins is featured in this month’s Men’s Fitness magazine – where he provides important legal information about the differences between steroids and supplements, and addresses some of the legal issues surrounding fitness supplements and…

201308.20
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THE LATEST COVER STORY ON SUPPLEMENTS: The Industry Braces Itself as FDA Claims Consumers are “Put at Risk by Supplement Companies’ Manufacturing Woes”

Today’s Newsday features a negative cover story on the supplement industry – noting that a top FDA official has claimed that “about 70 percent of the nation’s supplement companies have run afoul of the US Food and Drug Administration’s manufacturing regulations over the past five years.” With its attention-grabbing headlines stating “Buyer Beware” and “The…

201304.10
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Rick Collins To Speak At Upcoming Sports Safety Conference

CMG Partner to Address Steroids and Teen Athletes at April 11th Conference Presented by the Long Island Youth Safety Coalition Rick Collins will be a featured speaker at tomorrow’s Sports Safety Conference being presented by the Long Island Youth Safety Coalition.  Rick will be speaking at a session entitled“Your Kids on Steroids” – where he will address…

201302.01
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State Lawmakers Look to Ban DMAA

In 2012, FDA warned numerous companies that synthetic DMAA (1,3-dimethylamylamine) is not a dietary ingredient, and now state lawmakers have submitted proposals to regulate the ingredient at the state level.  For example, on January 17, 2013, New York State Senate Co-Leader Sen. Jeff Klein submitted legislation to ban sales of products containing DMAA in New…

201212.19
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Dietary Supplements & the Sports Industry: Rick Collins Quoted in HERBALGRAM

Check out the November 2012-January 2013 issue of HERBALGRAM, The Journal of the American Botanical Council in which Rick Collins is quoted in the featured article about the use of dietary supplements in the sports industry. The article, titled Dietary Supplements and Botanicals in Sports: Evidence, Regulation, and Doping Controversies describes the relationship between professional…

201208.02
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The New Designer Steroid Bill and YOU: Questions and Answers with Rick Collins

Q: What is the “2012 Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act Draft Bill”? A: It’s a Senate Bill (SB 3431) introduced by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and referred to the Judiciary Committee.  If passed by Congress, it will amend the Controlled Substances Act to more aggressively regulate steroidal substances being sold as…