Athletes who have a prescription for a compounded medication or a compounded supplement should be aware that compounding pharmacies are risky. Compounded products are more likely to be contaminated because they are mixed by hand and there is limited regulatory oversight.
Month: May 2018
May 22, 2018 USADA announced today that Scott Gross, of Orange Park, Fla., an athlete in the sport of cycling, has accepted a four-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation due to his refusal to provide a urine sample. Gross, 59, refused to provide a sample as requested by a doping control officer during an
In the Food First Nutrition series, Olympians share how they maintain the strength and energy they need to compete at the highest levels of sport through a food first approach. In this edition, Olympic Cross-Country Skier, Noah Hoffman, shares his top foods for before, during & after training.
May 15, 2018 USADA announced today that Jordan Chipangama, of Flagstaff, Ariz., an athlete in the sport of track and field, has accepted a four-year sanction after multiple positive tests for a prohibited substance. Chipangama, 29, tested positive for meldonium following an in-competition urine sample he provided at the Grandma’s Marathon on June 17, 2017,
By supporting legislation and initiatives to protect athletes and consumers, USADA has demonstrated its commitment to educate athletes & consumers about supplement risks.
May 9, 2018 USADA announced today that Cesar Colunga, of Plano, Texas, an athlete in the sport of karate, has accepted a four-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. Colunga, 20, tested positive for ritalinic acid, which is a metabolite of methylphenidate, as the result of an in-competition urine sample he provided at the USA
May 8, 2018 USADA announced today that Amanda Kendall, of Bloomington, Ind., an athlete in the sport of swimming, has accepted a three-month sanction for her anti-doping rule violation. Kendall, 27, declared the use of an inhaler called Breo Ellipta, which contains the prohibited substance vilanterol, during an out-of-competition sample collection on February 14, 2018.
May 4, 2018 USADA announced today that Abigail Dahlkemper, of Menlo Park, Calif., an athlete in the sport of soccer, has accepted a public warning for failing to obtain a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) prior to her use of an otherwise prohibited medication. Dahlkemper’s violation resulted from her use of the prescription medication spironolactone –