Guernsey States introduces licensing to import steroids

People who want to import steroids into Guernsey must now apply for the appropriate licence.

With the 2012 London Olympics approaching, the UK government has tightened the law surrounding to the drugs.

The States has decided to follow suit and introduce licensing.

The parts of the government's local medicines law relating to the licensing of drugs were recently approved by the States and have now come into force.

Anabolic steroids can sometimes be abused by athletes in a bid to add muscle mass or improve their competitive performance.

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