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.