Germany may tighten its laws on sports medicine after doping incidents

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 07 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1184
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    Doctors and politicians in Germany are demanding stricter laws for sports medicine after three doctors were discovered to have given performance enhancing drugs to professional cyclists.

    Two of the three doctors, from Freiburg University Hospital, were suspended last week by the university when they admitted doping professional cyclists. In separate statements, Lothar Heinrich and Andreas Schmid said that they gave the blood cell stimulating hormone erythropoietin to the cycling team of the German telephone company Deutsche Telekom, now T-Mobile.

    The confessions …

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