Importing banned steroids into the UK should be made illegal, says UKAD

UKAD reports 35 per cent increase in drugs imported from abroad in past year

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UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has called for a ban on importation of some forms of performance-enhancing drugs, as it looks to cut down on the use of banned steroids by amateur athletes.

Giving evidence to the Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs (IPEDs) Working Group of the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs on Tuesday, UKAD will call for the importation of anabolic androgenic steroids to be made illegal after seeing a surge in banned drugs being imported from overseas.

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