Under the World Anti-Doping Code, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) issues an annual List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, known as the Prohibited List, which is one of five International Standards. WADA reviews scientific and medical research, while also consulting with others in the anti-doping community, to make annual updates to the Prohibited List.
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Examples of manufacturers that have marketed seemingly low-risk vitamin and electrolyte supplements that contained dangerous and prohibited anabolic agents.
Having been a part of USADA since its inception in 2000, Dr. Larry Bowers is a leading voice in the fight for clean sport. He has authored more than 100 papers, books, and other texts on a wide range of subjects, including drug metabolism and analytical toxicology, while also testifying as an expert witness for cases related to testing protocol and the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
We have seen an increase in inquires at USADA about the use of Intravenous (IV) Infusions for this purpose, and would like to assist athletes and medical personnel by clarifying this.