U.S. Track & Field Athlete, Duane Ross, Receives Two-Year Suspension From USADA

February 5, 2010 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today that Duane Ross, an athlete in the sport of track and field, has received a two-year suspension and disqualification of his athletic results, beginning November 2, 2001, for using banned performance enhancing drugs, including anabolic agents and hormones, in violation of International Association of…

Supplement Safety Now Coalition Praises Introduction of Dietary Supplement Safety Act by Sen. McCain

February 3, 2010 The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and members of the Supplement Safety Now (www.SupplementSafetyNow.com) coalition today applauded Sen. John McCain for introducing legislation, the Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010, that would go a long way in protecting Americans from consuming tainted over-the-counter supplement products labelled as “healthy” but containing designer steroids and…

Sen McCain To Hold Press Conference Regarding FDA Supplement Regulations

February 2, 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and others will hold a press conference tomorrow to discuss legislation to improve the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) current regulations ensuring all dietary supplements sold over-the-counter, in retail stores and online are safe and effective. The legislation would require manufacturers of dietary supplements…

Supplement Safety Now Releases New Video Concerning Supplement Dangers

February 1, 2010 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) today launched a public education video called “American Roulette” under its Supplement Safety Now (www.SupplementSafetyNow.com) initiative. In the brief video, Dr. Pieter A. Cohen of Harvard Medical School characterizes taking dietary supplements as playing American roulette based on his study of the issue. His findings were…