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House Panel Passes Bill Limiting Steroid Sales

Legislation limiting sales of steroid precursors such as androstenedione, a substance baseball slugger  Mark McGwire ( search ) used in his record-breaking home run year, won approval Wednesday by the House Judiciary Committee.The measure would ban over-the-counter sales of precursors, which act like steroids in the human body. The  Food and Drug Administration ( search ) said earlier this month it would ban all sales of androstenedione."Since steroids were banned under the  Control Act of 1990 ( search ), many new substances have been developed that have essentially the same effect on the body as anabolic steroids," said the bill's sponsor and committee chairman, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis.The bill also would double the penalties for manufacturing or distributing  anabolic steroids ( search ) at or near a sports facility, prompting the only real debate at Wednesday's meeting.Rep. Melvin Watt, D-N.C., questioned the rationale for that provision. "My concern is that we can do things ...

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