Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE)

Athletes may have illnesses or conditions that require them to take particular medications. Use of substances on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Prohibited List for medical reasons requires an approved Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE). To gain approval, an athlete must submit the appropriate application form along with substantial medical justification for the use of the prohibited substance at least 21 days in advance of intended use. It's important to understand that the USADA TUE Policy is consistent with the WADA International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions, and that a TUE will not always be granted. The policy is designed to protect the rights of clean athletes.
Do you need a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)?
How to Apply for Therapeutic Use Exemption from Banned Substances

USADA Therapeutic Use Exemption Frequently Asked Questions


For a hard copy of information listed in this section please print the following documents

2013 Wallet CardWADA Prohibited ListWADA International Standard for TUEs