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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.