Dangerous Medicine: What to Know About Performance-Enhancing Drugs

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"Designer Drugs"

So-called designer drugs are especially dangerous forms of anabolic steroids that are specifically designed to be undetectable by drug tests. During his 2003 doping scandal, former MLB star Barry Bonds said in his grand jury testimony that he used an anabolic steroid known as "the clear," a form of the designer steroid tetrahydrogestrinone, and "the cream," which is used to mask certain hormones from showing up in drug tests. He said he did not know they were performance-enhancing drugs at the time.

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