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Professor Mehlman featured in Cleveland Plain Dealer column about performance enhancing drugs

Maxwell J. Mehlman, Arthur E. Petersilge Professor of Law, Director of the Law-Medicine Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Professor of Biomedical Ethics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine was featured in a July 9, 2013, front page story in the Cleveland Plain Dealer presenting the argument as to why performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) ought to be legalized within professional sports and the Olympics. Mehlman challenges the assertion that all PEDs are dangerous and compares the development of new PEDs to new athletic equipment. He goes on to compare PEDs to other medications used by professional athletes such as pain killers and concludes that PEDs are stigmatized. Mehlman does make it clear that PEDs should never be used by minors.

Read the article here.
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