To amend the Controlled Substances Act to clarify the definition ofanabolic steroids and to provide for research and education activitiesrelating to steroids and steroid precursors.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESMarch 11, 2004
Mr. BIDEN (for himself, Mr. HATCH, Mr. GRASSLEY, Mr. HARKIN, Mr. STEVENS,Mr. MCCAIN, Mr. NELSON of Florida, Mrs. FEINSTEIN, Mr. ALLEN, and Ms. MURKOWSKI)introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to theCommittee on the Judiciary
The most commonly used AAS in medicine are testosterone and its various esters (but most commonly testosterone undecanoate , testosterone enanthate , testosterone cypionate , and testosterone propionate ),  nandrolone esters (most commonly nandrolone decanoate and nandrolone phenylpropionate ), stanozolol , and metandienone (methandrostenolone).  Others also available and used commonly but to a lesser extent include methyltestosterone , oxandrolone , mesterolone , and oxymetholone , as well as drostanolone propionate , metenolone (methylandrostenolone), and fluoxymesterone .  Dihydrotestosterone (DHT; androstanolone, stanolone) and its esters are also notable, although they are not widely used in medicine.  Boldenone undecylenate and trenbolone acetate are used in veterinary medicine . 
“Steroid abuse changes the body’s cholesterol profile and puts the user at increased risk of heart disease and heart attack. In the case of Rich Piana, he could have had a general weakness of the heart muscle due to his longterm steroid abuse or it could have been a sudden death type of arrhythmia, meaning the heart just stops suddenly,” Internist Dr. Irving Sobel, MD tells EXCLUSIVELY. Rich was getting his hair cut by Chanel when he suddenly collapsed at their Florida home and was rushed to the hospital. Doctors placed him in a medically induced coma but sadly he didn’t make it.