Doping is now a public health issue, conference told

STOCKHOLM, Sept 24:The use of performance-enhancing drugs is now a public health matter rather than simply a sporting problem, delegates said at a top anti-doping conference. “If we believe that around three percent of high school boys in the U S  are taking a steroid or growth hormone, then that’s a public health issue,” said Dr. Timothy Armstrong of the World Health Organisation (WHO). (agencies)

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