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Why we should allow performance enhancing drugs in sport
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    Drugs do not Level the Playing Field
    • Paul Kercher, College Professor Western Governors University

    Here is my simple response to this absurd proposal. If drugs help those who are not as genetically advantaged to be more competitive with those who are, shall we prohibit the genetically advantaged from taking them? Otherwise, you create the situation where all athletes must take these drugs just to maintain the status quo. Athletes who prefer not to use drugs would suffer the most. Since drug use monitoring will be required anyway for safety, let's prohibit their use as much as possible. Allowing their use only benefits the pharmaceutical companies who sell the drugs. Sports would becomes less about athletic ability and more about who can come up with the best drug formula for competitive success.

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