School steroid tests hampered by legal issuesDirector of the South African Institute for Drug- Free Sport, Dr Shuaib Manjra, recently said that legal constraints and lack of budget are hampering the implementation of routine testing for steroids and other performance enhancing drugs.

It was reported a few weeks back that tests conducted at 18 of SA’s top schools revealed that about one in six pupils tested positive for a variety of illegal steroids.

The study was conducted by Johannesburg Company, Drug Detection International.