One Brooklyn pharmacy has filled 19 prescriptions for human growth hormone or steroids for firefighters—and 29 cops have gotten prescriptions for steroids. Thanks to the craziness of baseball-land, the Village Voice finds a timely peg to run its NYPD steroids story! Just think: A bunch of macho guys with guns are bulking up. Frightening! Also, unsurprising! Now, the Voice claims that steroids and, particularly, human growth hormone are rarely prescribed, saying that HGH is usually only prescribed for people with a rare malady or "in the advanced stages of AIDS." This isn't really the case—for years now, doctors hand out prescriptions for Serostim and the like (testosterone patches, etc.) to people with HIV like it was candy. But we're probably safe in assuming there isn't a cluster of HIV-positive Brooklyn cops.

Cops On Steroids [VV]