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June 01, 2015

Texas Lawmakers Bring an End to Student-Athlete Steroid Testing

After spending more than $10 million over the past eight years on steroid tests for high school student-athletes, Texas lawmakers voted Friday to end the program.

March 27, 2015

High School Steroid Tests Likely to Get Scrapped in Texas

In 2008, Texas implemented a statewide steroid-testing program that experts believed to be the nation's most comprehensive. Seven years later, that program could be on its last legs.

August 12, 2014

Athletes in Miami-Dade District Will Be Tested for Performance-Enhancing Drugs

The district's school board approved a drug-testing pilot in the wake of a steroid scandal that revealed that a handful of Florida high school athletes were provided with performance-enhancing drugs.

July 24, 2014

Survey: Teen Use of Synthetic Human Growth Hormone Doubles

In just one year, the number of teens who report using synthetic human growth hormone more than doubled, according the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

February 14, 2014

Gay and Bisexual Boys Found to Be Considerably More Likely to Use Steroids

A significantly higher percentage of U.S. gay and bisexual boys use anabolic-androgenic steroids compared to heterosexual boys, according to a study published online in the journal Pediatrics.

August 16, 2013

Little League Baseball to Create Drug-Education Program

The initiative, which Little League hopes to unveil by the start of the 2014 season, will be created in conjunction with the Taylor Hooton Foundation.

August 08, 2013

Fla. High School Athletic Association Re-Examining PED Policies

In the wake of Major League Baseball's drug scandal, Florida's student-activities association will review its policies on PED use.

July 29, 2013

Survey: Youth Athletes Feel Pressured by Steroid Use in Pro Sports

Over three-fourths of young U.S. males feel that performance-enhancing-drug (PED) use in professional sports puts pressure on young athletes to use steroids, according to a survey.

May 24, 2013

Few Adults Suspect Rampant Use of Steroids by Youths, Survey Finds

Fewer than one in five adults believe steroid use to be a major problem among high school student-athletes, according to a national survey.

August 18, 2011

Study: School Drug Testing Not Acting as Deterrent for Males

Male students reported no less recent use of alcohol, marijuana, or cigarettes, regardless of whether their schools conducted drug testing, according to the study of 943 high school students.

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