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PharmD


#1

Occupationally speaking, is there any need for a clinical PharmD. in the world of bodybuilding? I am working on completing my PharmD. and bodybuilding has always been a hobby. I was wondering if pharmacists are ever used to train bodybuilders on properly taking their steroids, etc.


#2

Sounds like a great way to lose your license!


#3

Yep... plus there is already plenty of information on how to use shit, if you have the patience to go looking for it.

if anything, I would rather you post up the big pharma method of compounding powders into syrups. That would be more helpful to me. Not a liquid solution, but like cough syrup.

And I would keep it anonymous. I doubt you would keep your license too long giving out any advice in this category.


#4

I think you would have to strongly focus on harm reduction, much like a doctor who is aware of illegal drug use in a patient. I think if you were to actually advise people how to best take illegal PED, you could attract unwanted attention.

Although, I'm neither a lawyer nor an MD so YMMV.

You may want to PM MODOK about his thoughts, I believe he is a PharmD.


#5

Point taken guys... You'd think that with something that's illegal yet so widely accepted there would be a need for some sort of expertise to avoid all the things that can go wrong. But I guess people that come up with the legislation are known to not have much common sense. Thanks


#6

You're joking if you think steroids are widely accepted. Maybe on a bodybuilding website or maybe at the gym you go to, but in the greater society you'll be viewed as a pariah if you're suspected to be on steroids and if you defend responsible steroid use people will think you also sell heroin to grammar school kids during your free time.