In the USA, all steroids are illegal to possess, distribute, or manufacture. You can only possess them if you have a legitimate medical condition and have a prescription for the drug from a medical professional. The laws surrounding steroids in the USA are pretty strict, and some of the punishments are severe. Given some of the health hazards, I guess the laws are justified. Can you imagine if anybody off the street could walk into a store and purchase steroids over the counter? The lack of education about the use and effects of steroids could lead to some serious misuse and abuse.
Glucocorticoids are a class of corticosteroids that affect the metabolism of carbohydrates , fat , and proteins , and regulate glycogen and blood pressure possess pronounced anti-inflammatory activity and cause alteration of connective tissue in response to injuries. The anti-inflammatory and connective tissue effects of glucocorticoids might mask injuries, leading to more serious injuries to athletes. Because of this and metabolic regulation effects, the administration of any glucorticoid orally, rectally, intraveniously, or intramuscularly is prohibited and requires a therapeutic use exemption. Topical uses of glucocorticoids does not require an exemption.
Health records shall contain the date the lot was established (if using the unique lot method), the first date the animal(s) may be shipped for slaughter considering the requirement for at least a 180 day recorded history prior to slaughter, the unique identifier, as well as record entries that indicate the date the illness was noticed, the details of the illness, the number of animals affected and date the illness was resolved. Each record event entry shall be accompanied by the initials of the person making the entry and date/time of the entry.