Legal Muscle: Anabolic Steroids in America
If you want to learn about the law surrounding anabolic steroids. If you want to learn the history of how anabolic steroids including testosterone, a substance all humans make, become controlled substances (the only controlled hormone). If you want to learn about the true adverse effects of anabolic steroids. If you want to learn about the myths surrounding steroids. If you want to learn all that, then Legal Muscle: Anabolic Steroids in America by Rick Collins is a must read especially for any health and fitness professional, or law enforcement official.
Rick Collins is a lawyer and the leading legal authority on anabolic steroids. Once a prosecutor of drug crimes Mr. Collins now mainly defends those charged with criminal activity involving the use of anabolic steroids. We have referred to Mr. Collins in Why is Testosterone a Controlled Substance? and My Journey Into Anti-Aging Medicine.
In Legal Muscle Mr. Collins discusses the entire history of steroids including how they have been used to gain an advantage in athletic competition and the sports medicine community’s subsequent attempts through intentionally flawed study designs to “show” that steroids were ineffective at increasing muscle size and strength to curb its use.
When such studies did nothing to curb anabolic steroid use (as athletes who used them could witness first hand the positive results) Mr. Collins discusses how the sports medicine community claimed that anabolic steroids were “too dangerous” and were “killing” athletes while providing little to no evidence to support those claims.
Mr.Collins discusses the legal procedures by which a drug becomes a controlled substance and how the United States Congress did an end run around the federal regulatory process that governs controlled substance to decide for itself that anabolic steroids should be classified as controlled substances in the Anabolic Steroid Act of 1990.
The book goes well beyond the law and is great resource and provides an abundance of information on the health and medical effects of anabolic steroids.
Legal Muscle: Anabolic Steroids in America has a section that reviews the laws pertaining to anabolic steroids of all 50 states.
In summary, Legal Muscle: Anabolic Steroids in America is a book that deals in the facts surrounding anabolic steroids and is a book for those interested in the truth regarding the topic.