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Resource ID: #17378
Subject: Drugs
Date: 2000-12-10


Description examines the reasons for the increasing usage of anabolic steroids, especially among elite and young athletes. The investigation finds that 10 years after the passage of the Anabolic Steroid Control Act in 1990, "steroids are easier to obtain than ever, law enforcement is lagging and leagues, coaches and doctors are proving ineffective in keeping athletes off the drugs." The series reveals that "steroid use has grown in leagues such as Major League Baseball, and...among teenage athletes." Among the major findings is the fact that "baseball players' access to steroids reflected a larger, government-based breakdown in a system designed to keep steroids out of the country." The investigation sheds light on the illegal imports of steroids from Mexico and other foreign countries.

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