DETERMINE IF YOU NEED
A THERAPEUTIC USE EXEMPTION (TUE)
STEP 1 - SEARCH GLOBAL DRO
Find out the status of your prescription and over-the-counter medications. Go to Global DRO, search each medication by brand name or active ingredients, and compare your search results with the table below. Be sure to keep record of your Global DRO Reference number from your search (found in the bottom left corner of your results page).
Can’t find your product? It might be a dietary supplement. TUEs cannot be issued for dietary supplements. Learn more about how you can realize, recognize and reduce your risks associated with supplements at Supplement Connect.
Emergency Treatment or Emergency Surgery?
Please seek medical care prior to submitting a TUE or TUE Pre-Check Form. Keep any medical documents received during care and check medication status on Global DRO. Please review the Surgery Checklist for a detailed list of information regarding emergent/non-emergent situations.
STEP 2 - COMPARE YOUR RESULTS
|Global DRO Results||TUE Instructions|
|In-Competition||Out-of-Competition||Registered Testing Pool (RTP) Athletes – USADA or IF
(Including USADA CAP Athletes)
|All Other Athletes|
|STOP HERE – A TUE is not required for this substance.||STOP HERE – A TUE is not required for this substance.|
|A TUE is required to use or have this substance in your system during the in-competition period.||Please fill out the TUE Pre-Check Form below.|
|A TUE is required to use this substance at any time.||Please fill out the TUE Pre-Check Form below.|
|Please read the “Additional Info” section on your GlobalDRO search results to determine if a TUE is needed. Please fill out the TUE Pre-Check Form or contact USADA if you need clarification on the conditions.|
*Registered Testing Pool (RTP) athletes are formally notified by USADA or their IF and are required to submit regular Whereabouts information. Clean Athlete Program (CAP) athletes are formally notified by USADA and are required to submit partial Whereabouts information. If this does not sound familiar, then you are probably not in an RTP.
STEP 3 - TUE Pre-check form
Please complete and submit the form below to determine if you need to apply for a TUE for your medication in question. A copy of this form will be sent to the email address entered below. If you do not receive a copy, please check your spam folder and/or resubmit the form and verify the email address is correct. Once this form is submitted successfully, you will receive a response from the USADA Drug Reference Department within 3-5 business days.
**PLEASE NOTE THAT IT MAY TAKE 3-5 BUSINESS DAYS TO RECEIVE A RESPONSE.**