Performance-Enhancing Drugs Part 2: How World-class Athletes Cheat

Ty Johnston, PharmD Candidate This is part 2 of a two-part series about performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). In part 1, we talked about ways athletes get away with doping, while here we talk about commonly abused PEDs; what they are, their medical uses, how they’re abused, and the risks behind their abuse.   What is a Performance-Enhancing…

Performance-Enhancing Drugs Part 1: How World-Class Athletes Get Away with ‘Doping’

Ty Johnston, PharmD Candidate Competitive Edge For as long as sports have been around, so has been the desire to gain a competitive edge. With huge financial incentives and relentless pressure from the sports industry, the use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) has been increasing.2 In the light of Robinson Cano’s game suspension,1 part one of this two-part…

Butter in Your Coffee – Is “Bulletproof Coffee” a Trend To Take Part In?

Ty Johnston, PharmD Candidate What Is Bulletproof Coffee: Bulletproof coffee is an emerging trend, which was first popularized by David Asprey, the creator of the company Bulletproof Coffee. Essentially, it’s butter and oil added to coffee but in high amounts. Here are the ingredients:1 2 cups of coffee 2 tablespoons of grass-fed, unsalted butter 1-2…