Enhancing Drugs in Sports
Generation Cheating" Zorpette, Glenn. Current Issues in
Scientific American, Inc. September 2004. 64-75.
This article details the abuse of
performance enhancing drugs. It
focuses on the newer drugs that are harder to detect. Most of
drugs have yet to be identified, so there is not a test for them
The article also explains the use of testosterone as a muscle
and it details blood doping, what it is and how it is abused.
Scientists are concerned that molecular advances are going to make
newer drugs that are easier to use and harder to detect. This
followed by a short quiz and critical thinking questions.
Performance-Enhancing Drugs Be
Banned from Sports?" Levine,
Bioethical Issues, eleventh
- YES: Social psychologist Thomas H. Murray contends that
performance-enhancing drugs affect the individual athlete's
because using banned substances is a dishonest behavior and
victory. (from "Drugs, Sports, and Ethics", Project Syndicate, July
- NO: Philosopher Julian Savulescu and research colleagues
and Megan Clayton argue that legalizing drugs in sport may be
and safer than banning them. (from
"Why We Should Allow Performance Enhancing Drugs in
Journal of Sports Medicine, December 2004).