The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – So far this year, 30,134 health products have been seized entering Costa Rica. However, it is unknown how many of these are products for performance enhancing steroids for athletes.
Four high-level cyclists have been suspended from two to 12 years for doping during 2012,for testing positive with GW1516.
The British drug company Glaxo Smith Kline began an investigation on GW1516 a drug for diabetes and other cardiovascular diseases. The study showed that the drug caused and had to be suspended.
Costa Rica has been cracking down on performance enhancing drugs in the past 2 years after discovering rampant use among athletes. See TCRN Article Costa Rica Sees Increase in Doping Steroids
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