Congress to reclassify growth hormone and DHEA- Should we be concerned in the HIV field?
Posted Dec 18 2008 7:28pm
Should we be concerned in the world of HIV?
Human Growth Hormone (Serostim) is currently approved for HIV wasting. DHEA is a supplement sold over the counter.
Currently, growth hormone is a class IV drug ( no triplicate or DEA number required for prescribing it). DHEA is an over the counter supplement not shown to increase testosterone at all in men, but they will try to stop its sale over the counter...
"The bill by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., would classify HGH as a "Schedule III" substance, equating it legally with anabolic steroids and bringing it under the watch of the Drug Enforcement Administration. A second proposal by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, would make it illegal to sell dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) to anyone under 18. DHEA is a naturally occurring precursor to testosterone and a dietary supplement that some athletes are using as an alternative to illegal anabolic steroids, Grassley said."