Since it's long been known that these drugs are the best option when it comes to treating asthma, the significance of the study is that parents should not hesitate to allow the drugs to be prescribed. Concerns are especially high in the US about the effects of the drugs on growth, and this has resulted in modest use in this country. Given the study results, and since asthma is a potentially deadly disease, the drugs should be prescribed more widely. Parents should be more concerned about heir child's asthma than growth-related side effects.
The number of players who have admitted using steroids in a confidential survey conducted by the NCAA since the 1980s has dropped from percent in 1989 to percent in 2003.  During the 2003 season, there were over 7,000 drug tests, with just 77 turning up as positive test results.  Scukanec claims that methods were used to get around the drug testing, whether it be avoiding the tests by using the drugs during the off-season, or flushing the drugs out of your system. This was used with a liquid he referred to as the "pink."  He stated: