Is There a Steroids Problem? The Problematic Character of the Case for Regulation

Lewis Kurlantzick

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With all the hullabaloo about Barry Bonds and the recent drug testing agreement in Major League Baseball, isn’t it time to take a serious look at the issues involved in steroid use by athletes? In fact, the seemingly simple question of the proper treatment of steroid use in professional athletics is highly complicated. That complexity reflects a mix of controverted justifications, enforcement mechanisms that implicate privacy interests and feature an inverse relationship between expense and reliability, and historically untrustworthy national and international enforcement authorities.
40 New Eng. L. Rev. 789

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