Professor Victoria Richards: Abuse of clenbuterol is emerging with athletes

Professor Victoria Richards

Professor Victoria Richards

Experts suspect clenbuterol is the drug responsible for several patients admitted to emergency rooms all over the state due to ingesting tainted heroin. Victoria Richards, associate professor of medical sciences in the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, is available to discuss clenbuterol.

“It is troubling to see cases of heroin use, but this combination is even more concerning. Although used in veterinary medicine, the abuse of clenbuterol is emerging with athletes because of its weight loss properties and effects similar to anabolic steroids. Clenbuterol use is associated with very serious adverse effects; it is banned for use in humans.”

To speak to Richards, please call John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations, at 203-206-4449 (cell) or 203-582-5359 (office) .

Categories: Frank H Netter MD School of Medicine, hot topics, insight

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