AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. November 2005, Volume 7, Number 11

Ethics Poll

Hormones for the Healthy

The Ethics Poll is a snapshot of the opinions of interested readers.

Should hormone-based, performance-enhancing drugs be banned—without exception—from sport?
Do you think obesity should be defined and described for the public as a medical disease?
Human growth hormone can now be synthesized in the lab and supplied to satisfy demand, though at considerable cost. Therefore, it should be prescribed (choose one of the following options):
Poll results reflect the opinions of visitors to the site who voluntarily answer the poll questions. Those visitors do not represent a random sample of Virtual Mentor readers. The viewpoints expressed on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.