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Illegal to buy and consume anabolic steroids in Norway

For several years it has been illegal to import and sell anabolic steroids in Norway, but purchasing and consuming the drug has not been covered by the legislation.

 

As of July 1, it also became illegal to use and buy steroids after changes were made to the Medicines Act.

Several experts have registered an increase in the use of drugs among teenagers who try to build muscle, which is a cause of concern, NRK reports.

"We are now sending a very strong signal that these drugs are not ok. Drugs do not only cause damage to the person using them, but the person's family and friends are left with many worries," says Minister of Health and Care Services Jonas Gahr Støre.

Police, Anti-Doping Norway and doctors agree that is was about time that the changes to the Medicines Act were made and put in effect.

"Finally the people who buy anabolic steroids can also be sentenced, and that will scare many people away from using these drugs," says John Konstad, investigation leader at Sør-Trøndelag police district.

(NRK)

Julie Ryland

 


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