Rick Collins Featured on “Stronger by Science” Podcast
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Rick Collins Featured on “Stronger by Science” Podcast

– Interview Addresses Today’s Biggest Issues in Dietary Supplements and the Law – Rick Collins was recently the featured guest on “Stronger by Science” – a popular podcast in the health and fitness community providing listeners with evidence and insights in training, nutrition and science. Rick was interviewed by Eric Trexler, PhD CSCS*D CISSN, Director…

Rick Collins to Present at 2019 AMMG Conference in Miami
201904.08
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Rick Collins to Present at 2019 AMMG Conference in Miami

– Rick to Offer His Insights to Age Management Practitioners on Testosterone and Growth Hormone Therapy and the Law – Rick Collins will be a featured presenter at the Age Management Medicine Group 2019 Conference, addressing the timely topics of testosterone replacement and growth hormone (hGH) therapy and the law. Rick will be providing his…

How Anabolic Steroids Became Controlled Substances
201902.12
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How Anabolic Steroids Became Controlled Substances

Q:   Why is possession of steroids a crime like possessing cocaine and heroin? A:   Once upon a time, in the mid-1980’s, media reports claiming the increasing abuse of anabolic steroids in professional and high school sports came to the attention of Congress. Between 1988 and 1990, Congressional hearings were held to determine whether the Controlled…

201901.21
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Has Social Media Ruined Bodybuilding?

Q: Have platforms like Facebook, Instagram and YouTube popularized bodybuilding or ruined it? A: The social media revolution has transformed the world, for both better and worse. People of different countries, cultures and languages are more interconnected than ever before. For those with a passion for bodybuilding, social media allows for the exchange of information…

Drug Talk: PEDs or PIEDs?
201901.15
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Drug Talk: PEDs or PIEDs?

The term “Performance-Enhancing Drugs” (“PEDs”) has typically been used to describe a variety of different substances, such as anabolic steroids, human growth hormone, stimulants and beta blockers, that provide an advantage in competitive sports. Sports anti-doping organizations like the U.S. Antidoping Agency use the term PEDs in discussing banned substances.[1] Most sports journalist have adopted…

The Proposed SARMs Control Act
201901.07
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The Proposed SARMs Control Act

Q: What’s up with the new bill in Congress that would ban SARMs?   A: If you have ever used Ostarine or any other Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator (SARM), either purchased as what’s claimed to be a “research chemical” or a “dietary supplement,” you should be aware that a Congressional bill was introduced last year…

Rick Collins to Present the Latest Information on Fitness and PED Law at Upcoming 2018 SWIS Symposium
201810.25
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Rick Collins to Present the Latest Information on Fitness and PED Law at Upcoming 2018 SWIS Symposium

Rick to Address Legal Issues Impacting Fitness Professionals and Trainers at Annual Meeting of the Society of Weight-Training Injury Specialists in Mississauga, Canada Rick Collins will once again be a featured presenter at the annual meeting of the Society of Weight-Training Injury Specialists (SWIS) in Mississauga, Canada – where he will be presenting the latest…

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Prohormones 2018: A DASCA Refresher

As most of you remember, in December of 2014 then-President Barack Obama signed the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2014 (DASCA). The DASCA replaced two prior versions of the Anabolic Steroid Control Act (ASCA) that were passed in 1990 and 2004, respectively. Congress intended the DASCA to erase the distinction between the substances once…

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Federal Sentencing: Hard Time for Hardbodies?

Federal sentences are tied to the United States Sentencing Guidelines. There’s a chart with “Offense Level” on one axis and “Criminal History Category” on the other. Judges must look at the guidelines in sentencing an offender. In drug cases, the Offense Level is largely driven by the number of drug “units.” One steroid unit is…