The Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2014 has now been enacted after being signed by the president, on Dec 18, 2014. However the same was introduced with necessary amendments written, on May 29, 2014.
The core aim of the bill is to expand the list of anabolic steroids (20-25 steroids which were previously ignored by CSA) regulated by Drug Enforcement Administration in order to stop the trade of false labeled steroids bragging to increase muscles and more and are marketed in the form of dietary supplement and more.
Adding the above meaning to the bill, “This bill would help prevent the sale of falsely labeled steroids and punish those who seek to profit from them,” said Sen.
“The DEA needs to be able to act faster and have better enforcement tools to prosecute those that develop and falsely market anabolic steroids as safe products,” Hatch said.
The bill was successfully led to pass by The Council of Responsible Nutrition (CRN)-the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and food functional industry, and is set to be beneficial for consumers as well as responsible companies, both. By empowering DEA with new tools and authorities to identify and act on the trade of illegal drugs being marketed and sold in the form of new designer anabolic steroids, as a dietary supplement.
In general an anabolic steroid is a synthetic steroid hormone producing effects similar to testosterone and promotes growth of muscles. And according to the act an anabolic steroid is any drug or substance which ‘has been created or manufactured with the intent of producing a drug or other substance that either – (a) promotes muscle growth; or (b) otherwise causes a pharmacological effect similar to that of testosterone; or (ii) the drug or substance has been, or is intended to be, marketed or otherwise promoted in any manner suggesting that consuming it will promote muscle growth or any other pharmacological effect similar to that of testosterone’
However the exemption to this is that the substance will not be treated as an illegal anabolic steroid if it is:
• A herb or other botanical;
• A concentrate, metabolite, or extract of, or a constituent isolated directly from, an herb or other botanical; or
• A combination of 2 or more substances described in item (aa) or (bb);
• A dietary ingredient for purposes of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 301et seq.); and
• Not anabolic or androgenic.
However, certain more substances such as Oestrogens, progestins, corticosteroids, and dehydroepiandrosterone, are also in the list of exempted substances.
From our point of view, here are the things included in the legal anabolic steroid or one can say elements not considered as designer anabolic steroids:
• Progestins like 17-ProAndro, pBOLD, and 6-Mass
• DHEA such as M1D Andro and Androgro-17
• Nor Anabolic and Derived from Plant Such as EpiAndro
• Structurally Different Substance and Nor Anabolic like 3,5Diene-Dione in FormXT
And here is the list of hormones one can assume as possibly legal to buy after the act has been enacted:
• 1-dehydroepiandrosterone (1-Andro, 3b-Hydroxy-Androst-1ene-17one)
• 4-dehydroepiandrosterone (4-Andro, 3b-Hydroxy-Androst-4ene-17one)
• Epiandrosterone (3b-Hydroxy-Androstane-17one)
The bill is not only limited to regulate the sale of illegal steroids and hormones but also enforces certain hefty fines of up to $500000 on violation of the rules and regulations as explained and enacted in the bill.