This human growth hormone business doesn't appear to be going away anytime soon. The investigation out of Albany, N.Y., that centers on clinics throughout Florida is like peeling layers of a very large onion, and it appears there will be a lot more tears before it's all over. New England Patriots safety Rodney Harrison has already been tagged (and suspended for four games) and the name of St. Louis Cardinals oufielder Rick Ankiel (who had been a baseball feel-good story this season) has just surfaced.
Meanwhile, in this article from Slate from back in March, the argument is made that the human growth hormone issue is overblown and that the substance is being unfairly categorized along with anabolic steroids in either enhancing athletic performance or causing serious harm to people who take it.
I'm not vouching for the science here, but it's an interesting read. Thanks to Sun colleague Rick Maese for pointing it out.