The story was essentially the same in the four pharmacies I visited in La Romana. In this baseball-mad country, kids wearing hats of every major-league team play ball on the side streets, usually with two-by-fours instead of bats. I bought 100 mg of testosterone at one pharmacy for 569 pesos, or about $16. (I threw it in the trash before I left the Dominican Republican and didn't bring it back to the States.) The Farmax, a national chain located inside the Jumbo supermarket, was out of Primobolan, but employees said they could get it — and it was available without a prescription.
Laws and Penalties: Concerns over growing illegal AAS abuse by teenagers, and many of the just discussed long-term effects, led Congress in 1991 to place the whole AAS class of drugs into Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Under this legislation, AAS are defined as any drug or hormonal substance, chemically and pharmacologically related to T (other than estrogens, progestins, and corticosteroids) that promotes muscle growth. The possession or sale of AAS without a valid prescription is illegal. Since 1991, simple possession of illegally obtained AAS carry a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a minimum $1,000 fine if this is an individual’s first drug offense. The maximum penalty for trafficking (selling or possessing enough to be suspected of selling) is five years in prison and a fine of $250,000 if this is the individual’s first felony drug offense. If this is the second felony drug offense, the maximum period of imprisonment and the maximum fine both double. While the above listed penalties are for federal offenses, individual states have also implemented fines and penalties for illegal use of AAS. State executive offices have also recognized the seriousness of AAS abuse and other drugs of abuse in schools. For example, the State of Virginia enacted a law that will allow student drug testing as a legitimate school drug prevention program (48, 49).
Did Munzer's death serve a purpose? Well, if looked at closely, it didn't even make a dent. Steroids are now not only limited to pros. Regular dudes going to local gyms are shooting injections on the regular. There's still a lot of misinformation on steroid use out there. The pros are only getting insanely bigger every year. In fact, the world of steroids has only gotten more advanced with time. Whether to stick in a needle into your body or not, is completely your choice. And if you need to know what it will do to your body, read this article again.