12/18/14 – Dr. Nora Volkow, NIDA Director, discusses the results of the 2014 Monitoring the Future survey during a teleconference on December 16, 2014. Monitoring the Future tracks annual drug abuse trends of 8th, 10th, and 12th-grade students, including attitudes and perceived risk of specific drugs of abuse. Dr. Volkow is joined by Mary Lou Leary, Deputy Director for State Local and Travel Affairs, at the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Lloyd D. Johnston, ., Principal Investigator, and Richard A. Miech, ., Research Professor, both from the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan.
Not shortly after Roger Maris record was broken, another baseball player, Jason Giambi and various other athletes were either suspected of, or proven to have, taken anabolic steroids. Again, Congress convened a hearing, and just as they did the first time in 1990, they did not determine that steroids were a danger, but rather that the danger was more in protecting professional sports organizations. The updated statute has been updated to proscribe pro-hormones also The definition of an anabolic steroid as defined currently in the United States under (41)(A) is that "anabolic steroid" means any drug or hormonal substance, chemically and pharmacologically related to testosterone (other than estrogens , progestins, corticosteroids, and dehydroepiandrosterone (7).