In some situations, an athlete may have an illnesses or condition that requires the use of medication listed on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Prohibited List. USADA can grant a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) in these situations in compliance with the World Anti-Doping Agency International Standard for TUEs. The TUE application process is thorough and designed to balance the need to provide athletes access to critical medication while protecting the rights of clean athletes to complete on a level playing field.
When preparing for surgery always keep your immediate health and safety at the forefront of all decisions, and make all important decisions between you and your doctor, however there are some important anti-doping considerations that should be considered in preparation for surgery.View Information
Read USADA’s full Therapeutic Use Exemption Policy and download the PDF.