Episode 27

Published on:

20th Dec 2022

Why Are Performance Enhancing Drugs Illegal? | Rick Collins, Esq.

Rick Collins is a New York lawyer and former prosecutor who has built a nationwide practice in health, wellness and fitness. As a partner in the law firm of Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry, he has defended countless individuals and corporate entities against investigations, administrative or disciplinary proceedings, and criminal prosecutions alleging the unlawful marketing, distribution or prescription of anabolic steroids, human growth hormone, or non-compliant dietary supplements. He served as a member of the working group formed by the U.S. Sentencing Commission to revise the federal sentencing guidelines regarding anabolic steroids. He serves as Legal Counsel to the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) and the International Federation of BodyBuilders (IFBB).


In this episode we discuss:

  • Why are anabolic steroids illegal?
  • The surprising role of the LGBTQ+ community in testosterone advocacy
  • Are we too vain as a society?
  • What’s next for performance-enhancing drugs?

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