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Texas to Test High School Athletes for Steroids

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Texas to Test High School Athletes for Steroids

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Texas to Test High School Athletes for Steroids

Texas to Test High School Athletes for Steroids

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Texas has enacted a law to test more than 23,000 public high school students in all sports for anabolic steroids.

Texas state Sen. Kyle Janek, who wrote the law, says testing that number of students will determine the severity of the problem in Texas. He says testing will be implemented before this school year is over, and will act as a deterrent.

Janek talks with Robert Siegel.