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U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA)

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Month: December 2016

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USADA Retests Samples for Unapproved and Abused Blood Booster

A new class of drugs, called HIF-stabilizing agents, mimic the natural response to hypoxia, or insufficient oxygen, and result in increased production of red blood cells (RBCs). While a number of related pharmaceutical products are being developed to assist in the treatment of legitimate diseases, such as anemia,…

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U.S. Cycling Athlete, Luton, Receives Sanction for Non-Analytical Anti-Doping Rule Violation

December 13, 2016 USADA announced today that Thomas Luton, of McKinney, Texas, an athlete in the sport of cycling, has received a four-year sanction for a non-analytical anti-doping rule violation stemming from an investigation into a website called “The Anemia Patient Group,” which illegally marketed and distributed prohibited substances to athletes. Luton, 41, was sanctioned

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