Not shortly after Roger Maris record was broken, another baseball player, Jason Giambi and various other athletes were either suspected of, or proven to have, taken anabolic steroids. Again, Congress convened a hearing, and just as they did the first time in 1990, they did not determine that steroids were a danger, but rather that the danger was more in protecting professional sports organizations. The updated statute has been updated to proscribe pro-hormones also The definition of an anabolic steroid as defined currently in the United States under (41)(A) is that "anabolic steroid" means any drug or hormonal substance, chemically and pharmacologically related to testosterone (other than estrogens , progestins, corticosteroids, and dehydroepiandrosterone (7).
The bottom line is simple; to receive legal anabolic steroids you need a prescription and while performance enhancement is not considered a justifiable reason that doesn’t mean you are prohibited from enjoying any performance boost your legal prescription may bring you. Further, and there is no way to deny it, as the law reads regarding anabolic hormones in the . it is one of the more confusing and perplexing of all time and one of the few laws that while it has no leg to stand on still somehow remains firm. Have you ever read any of the little funny laws that may still exist in your town or state; often these are laws written many years ago yet remain on the books, such as it being illegal to herd sheep through the downtown square or illegal to wear a purple hat on Thursdays if you got a haircut on Tuesday. In many ways the current anabolic steroid laws hold less ground than some of these very ridiculous sounding laws yet the truth remains it is the law and until a change comes the only way legal anabolic steroids can be obtained is through a prescription issued for a viable medical purpose.