Yesterday, August 14, 2013, in an operation carried out by the department of Enforcement and Inspection at the Ministry of Health in cooperation with the Drugs Unit of the Haifa customs and the Israeli police, mail packages were seized by the customs Drug Unit, packages containing a large quantity of prohibited medications (anabolic steroids and ephedrine).   The Ministry of Health hereby warns the public against using prohibited substances such as ephedrine, and anabolic steroids. These substances might jeopardize the user’s health, even more so when they are taken without medical supervision and not according to the  indication approved by the Ministry of Health.