Thursday, August 20, 2009

DEA:  Black Market Steroids

In a presentation to the Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives in Norfolk, Virginia in July, Joseph Rannazzisi, Deputy Assistant Administrator at the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Office of Diversion Control made a presentation on Anabolic Steroids, Performance Enhancing Drugs and Dietary Supplements.

In his presentation, Mr. Rannazzisi disclosed an important statistic related to counterfeit products:

“Significant quantities of counterfeit steroids are available on the black market. Based on seizure statistics, this number could be 15% or higher.”

Obviously the implications as a healthcare related issue are significant even for illicit or black market goods.

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