BY SEAN F. DUGAN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COMWASHINGTON, D.C. â€“ Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), the Ranking Member on the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, praised the signing of legislation into law today that he co-sponsored with U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts (PA-16), the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, which cracks down on anabolic steroids use.
â€śDesigner anabolic steroids are dangerous, plain and simple,â€ť said Pallone. â€śThey have been known to cause serious harm to consumers, especially young athletes who unwittingly use these products. As such, it is vital to ensure that they are classified as controlled substances so the DEA can quickly capture them before they reach the marketplace and potentially endanger consumers. My legislation does just that, and I am pleased that the President has signed it into law.â€ť
The â€śDesigner Anabolic Steroid Control Act,â€ť H.R. 4771, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives back in September and the U.S. Senate just last week, will close a loophole often exploited by steroid manufacturers to sell products that claim to be all-natural muscle builders when they, in fact, contain chemically altered versions of anabolic steroids.