Doug Logan, the CEO for USA Track and Field, gave a speech at Focus on the Future, a gathering of the dietary supplement and healthy food industries on January 22. He addressed the need for the supplement industry to clean up its act and join in the battle against performance enhancing drugs in sports.
It was a forceful speech, with a clear message that it is a cultural battle that we are waging against PED use. After discussing they myriad reasons why athletes are afraid to take any supplements at all, even "clean" supplements, he says:
I am personally in favor of this approach 100%. I am in favor of stricter penalties on users and coaches, but I am also in favor of outright bans on companies (within the extent of the law, of course). If a company is caught lacing a supplement with illegal PEDs, we should have the courage (and legal ability) to ban any and all products made by that company for use by athletes competing in USATF sanctioned competitions. Maybe this is already common practice, but if not, I say we take the nuclear option with them.
After further discussion of the relative success seen in the cultural war against PED use, Logan finishes with this call to action for the supplement industry:
I have no faith in a billion-dollar industry that exists through the promotion of get-results-quick-and-easy making any effort to self-regulate themselves. Sorry, but the fact that any industry with the ability to create products so drastically unhealthy should have been regulated from the beginning. So I hope Doug Logan and the USATF will not stop at self-regulation, but will work to get all other sports federations and professional sports leagues in concert to force regulation upon the industry. I personally believe it's the only way.
Here is the link to the complete text of the speech. There is a lot of good information here about the state of the sport in its battle against PEDs, as well as some depressing anecdotes that make very clear just how long and protracted this battle will inevitably be.