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Substance Profile: Kratom

Kratom is a plant that produces compounds that have opioid-like effects. While not currently prohibited, athletes are advised to steer clear for health reasons.

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Voices of the 2016 Science Symposium

At the USADA Annual Symposium on Anti-Doping Science, scientists and researchers from around the world will gather in Bellevue, Washington, to explore the theme, “Recovery, Repair, and Regeneration: From Steroids to Stem Cells.” The Symposium is on the first weekend of October and unites leading experts from a wide range of scientific fields in a collaborative effort to develop impactful anti-doping research programs for the future.

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Behind the Scenes: Dr. Larry Bowers Explores Anti-Doping from a Science Perspective

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.

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