Steroid Poisoning Rates Soaring in UK
Steroid poisoning rates are soaring in the UK. 2,500 individuals were treated last year alone. It is legal to possess steroids in the UK, but they can’t be supplied without a prescription. The total increase in steroid related hospital visits is up 60% since 2003. Included in these numbers are a growing teenage population. Read more.
Some politicians are worried about the growing number of under-18s taking steroids. The total number of people admitted to hospital with steroid poisoning has risen by 60% in England since 2003.
The government’s drug advisers are looking at the problem and could recommend tougher rules on sales and possession later this year.