Abuse of recombinant erythropoietins and blood products by athletes

  • Don H. Catlin
  • Caroline K. Hatton
Part of the Milestones in Drug Therapy book series (MDT)


Ever since the beginning of recorded time, there has been evidence that men experiment with performance enhancement. In ancient times, medicinal plants were used for doping. Now sport is coping with drugs developed with recombinant-DNA technology and genetic manipulation is being discussed.


Darbepoetin Alfa Recombinant Human Erythropoietin International Olympic Committee Recombinant Erythropoietin Union Cycliste Internationale 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Don H. Catlin
    • 1
  • Caroline K. Hatton
    • 1
  1. 1.Anti-Doping Research. Inc.Los AngelesUSA

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