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“Don’t Do It, You Dope,” by Abhishek Raghunath, Forbes India, July 18, 2011.
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“Don Catlin Responds,” Sports Illustrated, June 6, 2011.
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“Electric Cowboys,” by Natasha Gardner, American Cowboy magazine, February 16, 2011.
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“Chemist Don Catlin Fires Back at Sports Illustrated Story on Lance Armstrong,” by Cindy Boren, Washington Post, January 28, 2011.
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“ Sells Banned Substances Posing as Supplements, Researchers Find,” by Hank Schultz, newhope 360, January 20, 2011. Don Catlin, M.D., and Oliver Catlin report that Amazon is providing a marketplace for the sale of illegal anabolic steroids.
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“Study Finds Steroids are Readily Available through Amazon,” by Amy Shipley, Washington Post, January 19, 2011.
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“Study: Illegal Steroids Available for Sale on,” by Alex Silverman, KIRO Radio, January 20, 2011. 
Listen to report/read article.

“Tour De France Champ Blames Meat for Drug Result,” with Melissa Block, National Public Radio, September 30, 2010. 
Read/listen to interview with Dr. Catlin.


Anti-Doping Research is expanding and seeking candidates for the following positions: Associate Director, Protein Chemist, and Analytical Chemist.  For more details, please click here and follow the links to the position of interest.


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Athletes, Drug Testing, and Deer Antler – The Real Story

Los Angeles, California
January 30, 2013

The sporting media is up in antlers with reports that allege Ray Lewis used a deer antler spray in his injury comeback.  The questions as to whether deer antler is banned and whether its use could lead to a doping violation are indeed complex.  We felt it was time to peel back the velvet to answer those questions and review the facts on deer antler.

Read the full piece here or go to The Catlin Perspective

The Monetary Gap - One Reason for the Lance Armstrong Affair

Los Angeles, California
January 18, 2013

Catlin response to the Lance Armstrong Confession…

The Monetary Gap - One Reason for the Lance Armstrong Affair

"Those who want to dope can afford to beat the system; at present the monetary gap is simply too great for the system to overcome."

Read the full piece here or go to The Catlin Perspective

Anti-Doping Research Launches Support Clean Sport

Anti-Doping Research has launched Support Clean Sport, a grassroots campaign dedicated to encouraging and advancing clean sport.  A national launch party was held May 22 in Woodstock, Georgia.

“We’re very excited about bringing together athletes, coaches, parents, sports fans, fitness enthusiasts and health experts to not only help foster clean sport, but to embrace and celebrate it,” says Oliver Catlin, co-founder and Vice President of Anti-Doping Research and Executive Director of Support Clean Sport.  “Over the years, we’ve heard from many athletes, sponsors and others that they would like to do something positive to help promote integrity in athletic competition.  Support Clean Sport provides that opportunity to any person or company that shares our passion.”

For more information, please visit the Support Clean Sport website.

Anti-Doping Research and Dr. Catlin Find Further Fault with Sports Illustrated Story by Selena Roberts and David Epstein

Los Angeles – March 29, 2011 - Anti-Doping Research has obtained a copy of meeting notes of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) meeting of March 2000, referenced as “the minutes” in the misleading Jan. 24 Sports Illustrated Lance Armstrong story by Selena Roberts and David Epstein.  As suspected, the notes show that contrary to Roberts and Epstein’s claims, the committee, with Dr. Catlin often leading the way, was not only trying to do everything it could within the existing framework to ensure an effective doping system in the United States, it was attempting to raise the testing standards and make them more stringent for athletes.

To help shed light on the situation and be as transparent as possible, Dr. Catlin and Anti-Doping Research (ADR) are taking the step of releasing to the public these USOC meeting notes.  Because the discussion is complex and not always easy to follow, Dr. Catlin is also offering a statement on the context of the meeting and an annotated version of the notes that adds helpful and insightful comments. 

Please click the following links to view: a Statement from Anti Doping Research, or Dr. Catlin’s Statement and Annotated Notes, or the Raw Version of the Notes.

Statement of Anti-Doping Research (ADR)
on recent Sports Illustrated story by Selena Roberts and David Epstein:

Los Angeles – January 27, 2011 - A high‐profile feature story on Lance Armstrong in the Jan. 24 issue of Sports Illustrated has led to NPR and CNN interviews for its writers, Selena Roberts and David Epstein. Unfortunately, both their story and their interviews contain innuendo and mischaracterize key elements, including perhaps most notably, urine tests performed by Don Catlin, M.D., back in the mid‐1990s.

Dr. Catlin, a widely respected pioneer in the field of anti‐doping in sport, wishes to set the record straight. In the detailed statement that follows, he demonstrates his respect for the truth as he knows it as well as his commitment to transparency.

To read the statement, click here.

Anti-Doping Research, Inc. to Conduct Dietary Supplement Survey

Los Angeles – October 12, 2010 -In an effort to help ensure the safety of dietary supplements, Anti-Doping Research, Inc. is developing the Dietary Supplement Survey, a scientific examination of dietary supplements and their ingredients.  The survey involves such critical work as random screening of supplement products for a variety of dangerous substances and contaminants, focused testing of products in high-risk categories such as muscle building or weight loss, auditing the retail environment, and characterizing new supplement ingredients that have doping potential. The analytical results and information from the survey will be made available online to consumers, athletes, manufacturers and retailers.

ADR is seeking financial assistance to help fund the work. Please visit the Dietary Supplement Survey page on our site, or for a summary of the project and its’ goals, please click here.  To review the more detailed description, please click here.

The Catlin Consortium Focusing Efforts on Safety of Dietary Supplements

Los Angeles – October 12, 2010 - The Catlin Consortium, a leading group of research organizations dedicated to ensuring the safety of over-the-counter products and clean competing environments, is stepping up its efforts to address the possible presence of potentially harmful hidden active ingredients in dietary supplements and help alleviate the associated risks to consumers and athletes.

For more about these efforts, please click here.

Announcing new blog, The Catlin Perspective

Don and Oliver CatlinLos Angeles – October 11, 2010 - Anti-doping pioneer and renowned toxicologist Don Catlin, M.D., and son Oliver Catlin of The Catlin Consortium are co-writing a new blog, The Catlin Perspective.  The blog offers their thoughts on how best to ensure the safety of over-the-counter products for consumers and clean competing environments for athletes.  Please visit the blog at and join in the discussion.

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In the world of sports, the name Catlin has long been regarded as the gold standard in analytical testing, research and consulting related to banned substances.  Today the Catlin team remains dedicated to that core focus but has also adapted its unique expertise to providing quality services in the fields of health and fitness and general toxicology.

The Catlin Consortium is a well-regarded group of organizations dedicated to ensuring the safety of products for consumers, patients and competitors, as well as clean competing environments for athletes.  Founded by longtime anti-doping pioneer Don Catlin, M.D., and his son Oliver Catlin and colleagues, the Catlin Consortium is comprised of three organizations: the nonprofit/NGO Anti-Doping Research, Inc. and the companies Anti-Doping Sciences Institute and Banned Substances Control Group. For more about The Catlin Consortium, visit its new website at

ADR LogoAnti-Doping Research, Inc. (ADR) is a world-class center of analytical excellence and knowledge.  A 501c3 public charity, ADR utilizes research, analytical services and education to identify dangerous and banned substances wherever they may be found and help halt their use.  ADR’s ISO 17025-accredited laboratory provides the analytical foundation for the consortium.  For more about ADR and its mission, click here.

anti-doping sciences institute Anti-Doping Sciences Institute (ADSI) is a leading provider of analytical testing and consulting services relating to the use of performance-enhancing drugs and to the toxicology of mass-market products.  The company designs and conducts state-of-the-art drug testing programs, performs custom analytical projects, and provides expert consulting to clients in a wide range of fields.  For more about ADSI, visit its website at

Banned Substances Control Group Banned Substances Control Group (BSCG) offers industry-leading dietary supplement certification programs and testing services to product manufacturers, retailers, raw material suppliers, and individual athletes.  Consumers and clients who use BSCG-certified products can rest assured that they contain no contaminants or banned substances above established thresholds, minimizing safety concerns and drug testing risks associated with such products.  For more about BSCG, visit its website at

Anti-Doping Research, Inc. Develops a Searchable Database of Banned Stimulants

Los Angeles - August 27, 2010
ADR has created a searchable database of banned stimulants and their synonyms that athletes and others who undergo drug testing should avoid using. Recently, several athletes tested positive for a banned stimulant that was included as a labeled ingredient in a dietary supplement product but which used a synonym not included on the banned substance list. ADR seeks to address this problem with this new, more complete database. To find out whether a substance is banned, click here to search by name.

Protecting the Integrity of Thoroughbred Racing

The Equine Drug Research Institute produced this video about its mission to protect the integrity of thoroughbred racing. ADR leads EDRI's research efforts. (8 minutes, 48 seconds.) View video.

Timelines of Performance-enhancing Drugs in Sports

For a timeline of key anti-doping and doping milestones in sports over the past half-century, click here.

Also,, a nonprofit organization that works to present important issues in a balanced and comprehensive way, has recently put together an historical timeline of performance-enhancing drugs in sports.  View it here.

Recent News of Interest

“Diana Taurasi, Alberto Contador cases highlight questions facing anti-doping movement”
by Amy Shipley, Washington Post, February 27, 2011.
According to a Washington Post analysis, “about half of the more than 250 athletes sanctioned for testing violations since 2000 were penalized for unwitting consumption, misfortune or use of recreational drugs that remain banned though they are not known to be performance-enhancing.”

“Drug-Spiked Fruta Planta Fulfills FDA's Worst Fears”
Nutrition Business Journal, January 4, 2011.
Prompted by consumer heart health issues and at least one death, the Food & Drug Administration has halted sales of the weight-loss supplement Fruta Planta after lab tests revealed an undisclosed drug in the product.

“Ghent Laboratory Supports Costa Brothers’ Claims”
Cycling News, December 28, 2010.
Mario and Rui Costa’s claim that their positive tests for methylhexaneamine in June were caused by a contaminated dietary supplement has been backed up by new lab tests.

“FDA Cracks Down on Illegal Supplements”
Associated Press, December 15, 2010.
The Food & Drug Administration is warning consumers that some dietary supplement manufacturers are hiding that their products contain illegal and dangerous ingredients.

"Athletes warned of supplement risk"
by Jim Wilson, The Herald Sun, updated November 2, 2010.
New warnings are issued to athletes regarding the risks of using dietary supplements that may contain the banned substance methylhexaneamine.

One Cyclist’s Perspective

In a personal piece written for ADR, former elite cyclist Brian Kelly looks back on his career and discusses the intense pressures in cycling to dope.
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