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Capitol Health Call
February 11, 2009

Steroids and Pro Wrestling

JAMA. 2009;301(6):590. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.94

Professional wrestling organizations have failed to address the pervasive illegal use of steroids and other drugs within the sport, said Rep Henry Waxman (D, Calif).

Waxman made his claim in a January 2 letter sent to John P. Walters, director of the president's Office of National Drug Control Policy (http://oversight.house.gov/documents/20090102115117.pdf). Waxman sent the letter before leaving his chairmanship of the House Oversight Committee to become chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee.

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