Pharmaceutical agents emerging as sports doping productsThe black market is full of non-steroidal and tissue-selective anabolic agents such as Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs) that are used for their performance enhancing qualities, according to researchers from the German Sport University Cologne in Germany.

The detection of Andarine, a drug candidate, in a product sold via the Internet was recently demonstrated for the first time suggesting easy availability of authentic SARMs.

The issue of pharmaceutical agents emerging as sports doping products was recently addressed at the Conference of Parties to the International Convention against Doping in Sport, held October 26-28, 2009 at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris.