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1corona4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:28 AM
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Biden Statement on Steroids & Baseball
December 13, 2007 -- Washington, DC Following todays release of former Senator George Mitchells report on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball, Chairman of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D-DE) expressed his frustration with the baseball commissioners office and the players for failing to implement an effective and comprehensive drug testing program. Senator Mitchell led a 20-month investigation on performance-enhancing drugs in baseball and today released an extensive report detailing his findings.

Weve been down this road before, said Sen. Biden, also Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs. Sen. Mitchells report today confirms our ongoing suspicion that baseballs leadership has not taken the necessary steps to end steroid use. This report makes clear that baseballs existing drug testing scheme isnt working.

Sen. Biden authored the 1990 law making steroid trafficking illegal. In 2004, Sen. Bidens Anabolic Steroid Control Act was signed into law. The legislation added 18 substances to the list of banned anabolic steroids, including androstenedione (also known as "andro") and tetrahydrogestrinone (THG). Sen. Bidens measure also provided funding for education programs to teach kids about the dangers of steroids and called for criminal penalties for those caught making, selling, or possessing these substances.
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