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This BMA report discusses the current situation regarding performance enhancing drugs as well as the effects of prescribed medication on sports people's performance. Written with expert advice, and rigorously reviewed by specialists, the report addresses the physician's role and responsibilities in this highly sensitive area. It will prove an invaluable guide for all doctors who are involved with the well being of sports people.
Setting the scene.
The medical consequences of taking performance enhancing and other drugs in sport.
anabolic androgenic steroid use in British gymnasiums.
doping in elite level sport.
policy instruments to prevent the use of drugs in sport.
the role and responsibilities of doctors in doping in sport.
summary and recommendations