Determine Medication Status
Research the medication to determine its prohibited status. The best way to do this is by using USADA’s Global DRO service. Substances will fall into one of three categories.
Not Prohibited in- or out-of-competition (Stop Here – No TUE Required and No Further Action Needed)
Prohibited in-competition and Not Prohibited out-of-competition (Continue to Step 2)
Prohibited in- and out-of-competition. (Continue to Step 2)
USADA also makes available an athlete express email address and a drug reference phone line719.785.2000, staffed with an expert during business hours to help athletes understand prohibited substances.