Screen Your Dietary Supplements

Popular Prohibited Substances Commonly Contained in Dietary Supplements If you’re thinking about using dietary supplements, it’s important to remember that supplements are regulated in a post-market manner. This means that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not analyze the safety, efficacy, or label accuracy of supplements before they are sold to consumers. No organization,…

U.S. Wrestling Athlete, Dunkum, Accepts Sanction for Non-Analytical Anti-Doping Rule Violation

November 7, 2016 USADA announced today that Michael Dunkum, of Boulder, Colo., an athlete in the sport of wrestling, has accepted a four-year sanction for a non-analytical anti-doping rule violation after admitting to his prolonged use of prohibited substances. Dunkum, 29, was sanctioned for his use and possession of prohibited growth hormone (GH) releasing factors…

U.S. Track & Field Athlete, Bidlow, Accepts Sanction for Non-Analytical Anti-Doping Rule Violation

November 3, 2016 USADA announced today that Cody Bidlow, of Phoenix, Ariz., an athlete in the sport of track & field, has accepted a four-year sanction for a non-analytical anti-doping rule violation after admitting to his prolonged use of prohibited substances. Bidlow, 24, was sanctioned for his use and possession of prohibited growth hormone (GH)…

Substance Profile: Kratom

Historically, agricultural workers in southeast Asia chewed Kratom leaves to increase work output and offset fatigue. Since those days, Kratom – known scientifically as Mitragynine speciosa – has also been used as a substitute for opium, and as a way to manage the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Because of its demonstrated opioid activity, mitragynine is…