You should have to pay for what every you do in sports, but the cost should not be with your life. The Sport Council has set a rule that all athletes in professional sport should be tested for drugs. To prevent them from taking drug that has been banned or any other form of drugs. As stated MacAuley (1996) the Sports Council offers an information system so that athletes may find out about various agents and help protect themselves against the inadvertent use of a banned substance, but not only banned be any form of enhancements. Ethically, what are the consequences for using these form of performance- enhancement?
Once one has done this, it is easy to tell that steroids shouldn’t be legalized. While the thought of stronger, faster, and more elite athletes does spike ones interest, the negative effects seem to outweigh the positives. When one takes into consideration how easily influenced the youth of America is by professional athletes, it is undeniable that teens will most likely begin using steroids to become more like the players they idolize. Steroid use in teens has been proven to cause addiction and even suicide and that seems like a rather large price to pay just to increase athletic performance. Aside from the negative influence, the negative health effects that come along with steroids can be dreadful.
Some states in our country do test for anabolic steroids. It should be a mandatory issue to be able to test not just high school football players, but all student athletes around the country for steroids. Even in some cases schools are testing their athletes for marijuana and opiates. These drugs are not even performance enhancing drugs. Schools should save their money on those drug tests and actually test for something that is performance-enhancing and that is also hurting these young athletes.
There is controversy over steroid use in professional sports about steroid uses and ridiculous punishments for steroid users in professional sports and in today’s modern sport scene these athletes are held up to the highest standards of physicality because sports are about testing the physical limit of a human being steroid users have a advantage over non steroid users because they are able to push their physical limits further so how will we ever make the playing field even when there are always going to be steroid users that can defeat drug detection systems? Are athlete’s role models or entertainers? The only way to completely level the playing field of modern sports is to completely remove penalties for steroid use, and to make anabolic steroid injections mandatory for
It appears as though most sports enthusiasts are opposed to the use of steroids in sports due to the mass amounts of trials which have come about in recent years, however I think that steroids are not exactly hurting the game because the only ones they really hurt are the players in a medical sense. I do see how people are opposed to steroid use in baseball because it is America's past-time and having people break records due to unfair advantage that they possess due to medical breakthroughs, which were not present during the early days of
They believe by continuing to fight the so called “war on drugs”, the U.S. government has worsened these problems of society instead of alleviating them. They also state that drug prohibition is the true cause of much of the social and personal damage that has historically been attributed to drug use. It is prohibition that makes these drugs so valuable. Nearly 40 years and some 40 million arrest later, drugs are cheaper, more potent and far more widely used than at the beginning of this futile crusade, at the cost of tens of billions of dollars every year. How much more evidence does Washington need.
The only physicians the author interviews in his book involve the topic of genetic doping. How could you write a book on steroids and not interview Harrison Pope, M.D. from Harvard, the leading expert on anabolic steroids? Jendrick dismisses the medical consequences of steroid use, blaming the media for sensationalizing and spreading misinformation about steroids. While I agree that the media uses scare tactics to alarm the public and grab more ratings, his claim that 99% of testicular shrinkage returns to previous size after discontinuation of steroids is more irresponsible.
Companies’ off-label drugs so that they can make a great deal more profit in the end. This is because instead of just selling and having one drug on the market for one sole purpose, they can have one drug on the market that can be used for several other treatments. Although they cannot legally promote the off-label uses of their drugs to the doctors, some companies take the risk anyways for personal benefits. Take Pfizer for example; they had four off-label drugs out on the market that resulted in making their patients sicker and even causing death for the uses that they were prescribed. This cost Pfizer $2.3 billion dollars.
Robbie Hight 1/4/11 T2 Steroids Today, most people use steroids to gain the advantage of increased muscle size and stamina for competitions. The disadvantage is that there are many serious side effects caused by steroids that can be lethal. Synthetic steroids are illegal in the united states because of their dangerous side effects. Testosterone is a natural anabolic steroid that is responsible for the growth of facial hair, chest and pubic hair. Natural anabolic steroids are needed by the body to develop and maintain good health.
Also, applied ethics is the in-between of meta-ethics and normative ethics. Performance enhancing drugs are permissible to athletes that are medically prescribed and need the substance. These drugs are not permitted when they are used to gain strength in competition or to have an advantage over a competitor. Athletes are obligated by fans with pressure and feel the need to get better at their sport and will do what ever it takes to make the fans happy. Athletes that have taken steroids have been suspended or kicked out of the league.