Bulking up

    New Jersey’s Deputy Speaker John McKeon (D-Essex) has proposed two bills that would regulate and monitor steroid use among state law enforcement officials.

    One would require law enforcement officers and firefighters who fill prescriptions for anabolic steroids or human growth hormone to undergo fitness-for-duty evaluations, while the other would add anabolic steroids and some “designer drugs” to the list of substances law enforcement officers are tested for.

    The Star-Ledger reports on the bills, which aim to regulate the use of the substances, which law enforcement officials can pay for with government health benefits.


    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    Help us get to 100% of our membership goal to support the reporters covering our region, the producers bringing you great local programs and the educators who teach all our children.