When a story breaks about an athlete being caught for doping at the 2012 Summer Games, Philip Wenger, Pharm.D., BCPS, will be able to answer your most pressing questions.
Specifically, Dr. Wenger can speak to:
• why the substance was banned;
• potential performance benefits;
• short-term health problems from using the drug;
• long-term health consequences.
Dr. Wenger is a nationally recognized expert on sports doping. He has been interviewed by ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Men’s Health, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, New Orleans Times-Picayune, Philadelphia Daily News, Business Week and numerous radio stations across the country.
“These Olympics promise to be the most drug tested in history. Athletes have been scrutinized even before leaving their home countries and will continue to be subjected to testing from the moment they arrive in London,” says Dr. Wenger. “Technology has come a long way since the Vancouver Olympics in 2010. Athletes have found new ways to cheat, and drug testers have developed new ways to detect those substances.”
Dr. Wenger is an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy.