Published Online: May 12, 2015
Published in Print: May 13, 2015, as Texas Moves to Eliminate High School Steroids Testing

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Texas Moves to Eliminate High School Steroids Testing

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The Texas Senate has voted to scrap the state's high school steroids-testing program after more than 60,000 tests caught just a handful of cheaters since 2007.

The state has spent more than $10 million since launching the program. But the high cost, extremely low rate of catching steroids users, and criticism of testing methods prompted lawmakers to abandon an effort once praised as a leader for the country.

The bill headed to the House lastweek for consideration before the June 1 end of the session. Lawmakers are also looking to strip all funding for the program.

Vol. 34, Issue 30, Page 5

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