posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 03:02 PM
Originally posted by jibeho
reply to post by DavidsHope
The drugs and techniques of blood doping (transfusions) are not illegal as a whole, just banned substances and practices within this particular sport.
Riders every year are banned for multiple years for failing a wide variety of tests. Armstrong paid handsomely to cover his tracks and mask the
agents and transfusions that he was using and manipulating.
The list of banned substances is quite extensive and includes many over the counter remedies and common prescriptions.
The first three items on the following list are the primary substances and techniques that are used today and by Armstrong
Use of Intravenous needles, IV tubing, and Blood products are strict prescription only. Even Physicians that prescribe them are subject to usage as
outlined by the USDA. If I were caught with any of those items in my possession for any reason other than a justifiable medical reason I would go to
prison, and so would you.
These products are illegal. A Dr that prescribes them for use other than medical need is also Illegal.
This is why all of the needles and blood, and tubing was immediately discarded. It was done so they would not be in legal trouble. Laws in France
are similar as in other counties. These items are against the law if not used in accordance to the law. Something I am very familiar since I am a
retired Registered Nurse.