>According to the story on another thread, the
>Outside writer who did the guinea pig route said
>his package cost $7500 for 8 months, so that's
>less than $1000 a month, not several thousand.
>And that was for 4 drugs, of which I suspect EPO
>and HGH are more expensive than steroids. So
>maybe you could get THG for a couple of hundred
Then there's also the consideration
>that if (and I emphasize the IF part) BALCO
>indeed was supplying it, and guys were wearing
>ZIMA hats they might get it free as part of an
>"advertising promotion" for the company's legal
>products (if THG is indeed illegal). IF.
You're confusing Zima (the awful-tasting "clear beer" of a few years back) with ZMA. Anyway, here's something to wonder about -- who creates these designer steroids, and will they contintue to do so?
The creator(s) couldn't ever patent their drugs, and so the only way they can financially benefit is the black market. If this bust stays a one-shot deal then there will certainly remain a benefit to creating them, but if not the risk/reward ratio would get smaller.