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Gary Wadler

Gary I. Wadler, M.D., FACP, FACSM, FACPM, FCP, is an internist with special expertise in the field of drug use in sports.  He is the lead author of the internationally[…]

The media is finally grasping the nature of the problem, Wadler says.

Question: How should the media cover steroids?

Gary Wadler: One of the great pleasures I’ve had over the last four or five years is to talk a lot to senior media columnists, editors and so on who really have begun to grasp the nature of this problem. Their questions are much more probing, much more insightful. I think that reporting has gone a long way to make young people aware of the dangers. I think for the older audience, they’ve provided opportunities to explain a variety of issues including the science. I think, you know, the media takes its hit an awful lot. But I would think on this one I got to give them a lot of credit. They really have helped to get that message across in a way it never would have been not too many years ago.

Recorded on:04/25/2008