The use of anabolic steroids by boys and young men may become widespread unless society targets the drug abuse, the new head of U.K. Anti-Doping said.
Nicole Sapstead, who became chief executive officer of UKAD in February, said the recent case of a 14-year-old boy in Britain illustrates the danger. The boy used his parents’ credit card to buy 50 tablets for 30 pounds ($44) online, saying he wanted to be bigger and stronger. He also sold some to classmates for 3 pounds each. He was caught after school officials searched him on suspicion of selling candy. He had 12 tablets left.