A couple of NFL players have sued the makers of the over-the-counter (OTC) weight loss supplement Star Caps.  However, there are still more questions than answers when it comes to bumetanide.

Here are some quick hits about the NFL’s “Diuretic-gate” story.

1) Why are NFL players using an over-the-counter weight-loss supplement that’s shilled by a socialite and marketed to women?

2) How does a heavy duty, expensive prescription drug get included in an OTC supplement?  If it was purposeful, what are the criminal charges (there would have to be some biggies) and when will they be made?  If it was accidental, how does a prescription drug get introduced into the production line of an all-natural “herbal” supplement?

3) According to our friends at Steroid Nation, why was Star Caps singled out for testing by the Journal of Analytic Chemsitry, and when the test turned up positive for therapeutic dose of the diuretic why weren’t the proper authorities notified and the product pulled?

4) When was this Star Caps test performed and were the NFL players aware of the results when they were taking it?  If you are of a suspicious mind, could the players be using the tainted Star Caps excuse as a cover story for why they have a banned diuretic in their system?

This story is far from over, so stay tuned.


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