Injecting human growth hormone as a performance-enhancing drug—perspectives from the United Kingdom

@article{EvansBrown2009InjectingHG,
  title={Injecting human growth hormone as a performance-enhancing drug—perspectives from the United Kingdom},
  author={Michael Evans-Brown and Jim McVeigh},
  journal={Journal of Substance Use},
  year={2009},
  volume={14},
  pages={267 - 288}
}
Injectable human growth hormone has been used as a performance-enhancing drug in the United Kingdom since at least the mid-1980s. However, because of its prohibitive cost and limited supply it was initially restricted to a relatively small number of people. More recently data suggest that there has been a large increase in the use of the hormone within some sections of the general population. Here the hormone is usually taken as part of a high-dose polydrug regimen (which includes multiple… 
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