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Performance Enhancing Drugs

Why Not Adderall for Finals Week?

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

I don't blame Joe's family at all if they wind up using Adderall for finals. I just know my limits as to how far I can ethically participate in this epidemic. But I suspect the other doctor will have no problem filling the prescription.

Column: Bud Selig Finally Takes Stand In Steroid Fight

AP | TIM DAHLBERG | Posted 08.05.2013 | Sports

If you believed Ryan Braun's first alibi – and a lot of Milwaukee baseball fans did – then maybe his tale about showing up in the records ...

Do MLB Players Deserve Suspension or Drug Rehab?

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 08.05.2013 | Sports
Stephanie R. Caudle

Could this be the worst doping scandal in sports history? Quite possibly. Do I believe more suspensions are on the way? Definitely.

Professionals Need the Same Standards as Amateurs: A Division-1 College Baseball Player Speaks Out

Nicholas Friar | Posted 07.15.2013 | Sports
Nicholas Friar

The NCAA preaches ethics to its athletes because they are sending the message that the sport you play is greater than any individual, and that we are expected to maintain integrity for the game.

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WATCH: 'Body Hacking' May Boost Athletic Power

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.06.2013 | Science

Will the athletes of the future be scientifically optimized superhumans? It's not as far out as you might think. Surgery, blood augmentation, and g...

NYT: A-Rod Tied To Doping Coverup

The New York Times | Posted 06.12.2013 | Sports

Investigators for Major League Baseball have uncovered what they believe is evidence that a representative of Alex Rodriguez purchased medical records...

Baseball: America's Game?

David Aronchick | Posted 05.28.2013 | Sports
David Aronchick

When I was a kid, baseball was America's game. My memories linger around visions of classic summertime Americana; hot dogs on the grill, cold beer (or in my case Coca-Cola), sweet apple pie, and Vin Scully on the call from Dodger Stadium.

Let's Stop the Pretense of Drug Testing of Professional Athletes

Lorie Eber | Posted 04.24.2013 | Fifty
Lorie Eber

We have a tradition of treating players like children, even while we pay them millions of dollars for their skills, perhaps because they make their living competing in games we played as kids.

How Fear Can Be a Performance-enhancing Drug

Ted Harro | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business
Ted Harro

Fear works. There. I said it. I got all huffy in a recent post about not creating a fear-inducing environment. But the truth is that fear kicks ass. ...

Lance Armstrong's Prosecutor, Travis Tygart: Zero, Not Hero

Christian Moritz | Posted 04.01.2013 | Crime
Christian Moritz

Why doesn't Travis Tygart uses his legal training to prosecute street criminals? I guess that would not enhance his career. It seems to me he is more interested in promoting his own career than 'justice.'

UM Assistant Denies Link To PED Ring

Sun Sentinel | Michael Casagrande | Posted 04.01.2013 | Miami

CORAL GABLES -- Glue still stains the stucco wall of the Coral Gables office plaza where Biogenesis once operated. Just a few hundred yards across US...

REPORT: A-Rod, Other MLB Stars Linked To PEDs

Posted 01.29.2013 | Sports

Once again, Major League Baseball has another performance-enhancing drug scandal on its hands. According to a damning report published on Tuesday morn...

Real Heroes Don't Need Excuses

David Sable | Posted 03.30.2013 | Media
David Sable

I hope that my children and grandchildren find heroes -- of all kinds -- they can relate to (warts and all), but I also hope that they will be able to distinguish between them.

Lance's Losing Cycle: Addicted to Winning

Howard Meitiner | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Howard Meitiner

Lance now has the opportunity to become a powerful advocate for change. For all his faults, he has been a tremendous leader in the fight against cancer. He's not a despicable person and I'd love to see him channel his positive energy into a new cause.

Le Tour de Apologie (Analysis: Part One)

Daniel Hill | Posted 01.18.2013 | Sports
Daniel Hill

In a previous piece I described Lance as "one of the biggest control freaks in history." It came out in the interview time and time again. I'm pretty sure that he wishes that forgiveness could be switched on.

Live Strong, Live True

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 03.20.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Bernstein

The conundrum is how much it matters that someone who has done such real good for real people is now revealed to have built much of his achievement and image on a foundation of deception, cheating and lies.

Shame on Lance -- But What About Performance Enhancement in Other Industries... Like Music? (VIDEO)

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 03.20.2013 | Entertainment
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Technical wizardry in the recording studio has literally changed the playing field so that, like elite athletes, singers either "digitally dope" to compete in a very competitive arena where perfect vocals are expected, or they risk being seen as sub-par in an industry where "everyone's doing it."

Le Tour de Apologie

Daniel Hill | Posted 03.19.2013 | Sports
Daniel Hill

It's no longer about his reputation, it's about doing what's right. The question is: Does Lance understand that?

U.S. Shot Putter May Land Gold Medal Eight Years Later

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.06.2012 | Sports

Thanks to new technology that reveals more steroid cheats, Adam Nelson may win the 2004 Olympics shot put more than eight years after he finished seco...

Another Former Armstrong Teammate Comes Clean

AP | JULIA GRONNEVET | Posted 10.24.2012 | Sports

OSLO, Norway -- Another former teammate of Lance Armstrong has admitted using banned performance-enhancing drugs. Retired Norwegian rider Steffen Kja...

Lance Armstrong and the Future of Performance Enhancement

Terry Newell | Posted 10.31.2012 | Science
Terry Newell

The Lance Armstrong case represents a set of questions that goes well beyond sports. What does it mean to be human? What is permissible "enhancement?"

Why Is The Bay Area Ground Zero For Steroids In Baseball?

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 08.25.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy becomes uneasy each time he is called to the bathroom for a random drug test, even though he's c...

Will Athletes Use Drugs At This Year's Olympics?

Chris Cooper | Posted 09.09.2012 | Books
Chris Cooper

The Olympic spirit stresses mutual understanding, friendship, solidarity and fair play. Yet by some estimates as many as 1,000 of these competitors could have used performance enhancing drugs to smooth their progress to the games.

MLB Suspends Outfielder 50 Games

AP | Posted 08.25.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK — Outfielder Marlon Byrd was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball on Monday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing s...

NYPD Arrests 'The Ghost'

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.18.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A notorious drug dealer who got his start during the crack epidemic of the 1980s and was so good at hiding his whereabouts that he was kno...