Brazilian player blames failed test on hair-loss drugs

December 4, 2007
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Brazilian soccer star Romario attributed his failed drug test to a substance found in anti-balding medication.

The 41-year-old striker for Vasco da Gama said Tuesday he tested positive for the banned substance finasteride in October. He said he had been using the drug, which is the active ingredient in Propecia, to prevent hair loss. The drug is banned by the World Anti-Doping Code because it can mask the use of anabolic steroids.

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