USADA Advocates State Action on Doping

June 22, 2009

In a conference with attorneys general on June 18, USADA (Colorado Springs, CO) CEO Travis Tygart called for state-level action in dealing with steroid contamination in supplements, according to the Associated Press.

In a conference with attorneys general on June 18, USADA (Colorado Springs, CO) CEO Travis Tygart called for state-level action in dealing with steroid contamination in supplements, according to the Associated Press.

Statistics related to high steroid contamination in consumer supplements were cited at the conference.

Tygart urged attorneys general to use state consumer protection laws to influence federal government interest in steroid use. A possible avenue could be recovering government-paid health care costs for the treatment of people that have become ill from tainted supplements.

"We're a complaint-driven organization and I have to admit, we're not getting a high number of complaints at our office about mislabeled substances," said Colorado Attorney General John Suthers.

"Whether we can muster the will to do something about it, I don't know. But it's a serious issue and I think we've got to look at it."