Determination of anabolic-androgenic steroid adulterants in counterfeit drugs by UHPLC-MS/MS.

@article{Cho2015DeterminationOA,
  title={Determination of anabolic-androgenic steroid adulterants in counterfeit drugs by UHPLC-MS/MS.},
  author={So-hyun Cho and Hyoung Joon Park and Ji Hyun Lee and J. Do and Seok Hyun Heo and Jeong Hwa Jo and Sooyeul Cho},
  journal={Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis},
  year={2015},
  volume={111},
  pages={
          138-46
        }
}
Anabolic-androgenic steroids (AASs) have been illegally used in counterfeit drugs to improve the performance of athletes. In addition, AASs have been used for cosmetic purpose by non-athletes. To determine the presence of 26 AASs, an analysis method using ultra-liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) was developed and validated. The validated method was applied to 19 counterfeit drugs collected from the Internet and off-line markets during 2014. Nearly 50% (9/19) of the… CONTINUE READING
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