On the black market, Primobolan ® is in high demand and therefore is made readily available. Virtually all forms of this injectable steroid will be packaged in 1 ml glass ampules, with each containing 100mg of the drug in Europe and 50mg in Mexico (Germany also produces a 1 ml redi-ject). Inside the ., the 50mg ampules from Mexico and 100mg ampules from Spain and Greece most commonly show up. The attraction is no doubt the price, as Primobolan ® is not an extremely cheap product. A single 100mg ampule will generally sell for around $15 to 20 in the United States. T he 50mg ampule is usually a bit cheaper, perhaps $10 on average. Of course this is probably not as cost effective, and in worse cases this preparation will sell for about the same price as the 100mg version.
In February 2009, Sports Illustrated reported that Alex Rodriguez tested positive for two AAS, testosterone and metenolone enanthate, while playing for the Texas Rangers in 2003. He claims to have purchased them over the counter, in the Dominican Republic . However, " boli ," as he referred to it, is an illegal substance in the Dominican Republic.   In an interview with ESPN two days after the SI revelations, Rodriguez admitted to using banned substances from 2001 to 2003, citing "an enormous amount of pressure to perform," but said he had not since then used banned performance-enhancing substances.   He said he did not know the name(s) of the particular substance(s) he was using, and would not specify whether he took them in injectable form.