USADA plans to confront manufacturers

Updated: December 1, 2009, 8:46 PM ET
Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency will unveil details of a new plan to confront manufacturers who produce supplements that contain steroids and other dangerous drugs.

USADA will introduce the program Wednesday and says it has support of the NFL, NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and the U.S. Olympic Committee.

The anti-doping agency has been keying on the supplement industry this year, seeking tougher state and federal laws in an attempt to prevent prohibited substances from being sold over the counter.

In the past five months, Food and Drug Administration investigators have raided a pair of multimillion-dollar supplement companies that are accused of selling steroids under the guise of supplements.


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