Dietary supplements companies frequently label synthetic steroids as dietary supplements. So, they sell these illicit preparations. They bamboozle the Drug Enforcement Administration and customers that obtain such products. As a result, some sportspersons test positive for prohibited substances while they are sure that they have never administered any steroid or another prohibited product. Dietary supplements companies must be demonized for such conditions.
For example, Myogenix is a dietary supplement company that is located in California. This company acknowledged that they sold a synthetic steroid that was labeled as a dietary supplement. It was called Spawn. Its ingredient were following: 19-Norandrosta-4,9 diene-3,17 dione and 2a,3a-epithio-17a-methyletioallocholanol. So, the supplement Spawn contained two steroids but it was labeled as a dietary supplement.
Myogenix admitted to selling Spawn since 2007 till 2009. The company was enforced to pay a $500.000 fine. Furthermore, the company forfeited $100.000 immediately.
According to the decision of the court, products produced and sold by Myogenix will be tested for 5 years by an independent organization. All new nutrition supplements should be checked scrupulously and approved by the FDA before Myogenix will be allowed to sell them.
Actually, the company Myogenix should be thankful to the defense attorney Rick Collins who has defended the company. He defended the owners and other stuff of the company effectively. Nobody was sentenced to jail. This lawyer was hired to defend also other companies that were linked to the site Bodybuilding.com. These companies also were sentenced only to fines and money seizures.