N.J. moves to regulate steroid use

A New Jersey lawmaker has introduced legislation to crack down on illegal steroid use by police and firefighters.One bill sponsored by Assemblyman John McKeon would add anabolic steroids to the list of substances towns and cities could randomly test public safety employees for using. Another would require police and firefighters who fill prescriptions for steroids or human growth hormones to be examined by a town-designated doctor to determine whether they are fit for duty.”We know that ‘roid rage, a very much an aggressive kind of demeanor, comes as a tangential negative effective of those drugs,” McKeon said. “Thus the public wouldn’t be very well served let alone the civil suits that arise from that.”McKeon says the steroid use could also end up causing health problems for police and firefighters and put taxpayers on the hook for disability payments that could total millions of dollars.

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