As the recent wave of positives shows, even the increased length of penalties hasn't been enough to deter everybody; for some players, the risk-to-reward ratio still makes sense if a spot in the majors or a chance at a multimillion-dollar contract is on the line (more on that momentarily). In the wake of Gordon's suspension, A's reliever Sean Doolittle was among those who suggested even steeper penalties should be in play, telling the San Francisco Chronicle 's John Shea , “Whatever the punishment, 50 games before and 80 now, isn’t enough for the players to roll the dice for a huge payday because they know if they come out of it, they can sign another multiyear, guaranteed contract. And of course they’re getting paid off the numbers they put up while they were cheating. How do we stop that from happening?”
Oral turinabol is a relatively mild compound in terms of side effects. Due to the lack of androgenic activity, androgenic side effects are not an issue. However, there has been at least one case of testicular tumors, It should be noted though that in that one case study it was found that a case of testicular cancer is an otherwise healthy male may have been, at least in part, caused by his use of very high doses of oral turinabol over a five year period 3 . However, no other credible links between the drug and cancer have been made as of yet.
Recombinant Human Erythropoietin