1 584 athletes tested during 2018/19 – SAIDS Annual Report published

The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) annual report has revealed that it tested 1,584 athletes during 2018/19 year and there were 47 anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs), and three additional cases pending (total of 50 cases). It also outlines how a partnership with the Hawks – South Africa’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation – led to prosecutions of…

Dietary supplements linked to severe ill-health effects in children and young adults

Dietary supplements, ‘pills and potions’, are aggresively marketed towards youth and adults alike, most often with exaggerated or outright false claims of efficacy and safety and countless consumers falling for it. This, amidst the extent of poor-quality, inaccurately labelled ingredients, amounts and dosages and finding pharmaceutical-grade / unapproved drugs and ingredients deemed ‘unfit for human…