Subject to anti-doping rules? always check the prohibited status of medications, even if prescribed for a condition unrelated to athletic performance.
USADA has launched a pilot program for a new blood collection process designed to improve the athlete experience, enable more blood collections, and increase sample longevity.
Science plays a crucial role in in the fight for clean sport and USADA’s team of experts play a major role in applying and growing the field of anti-doping science, which brings together toxicology, pharmacology, clinical chemistry, and biological sciences.
By supporting legislation and initiatives to protect athletes and consumers, USADA has demonstrated its commitment to educate athletes & consumers about supplement risks.
USADA Doping Control Officers share their experiences with the TAP device, athletes’ feedback on the new blood collection process, and what the device means for clean sport.
Pain medications are something that most people, and many athletes, need to use at some point. This list includes examples of prohibited & permitted pain medications.
The PCC has invested in three projects that have the potential to significantly impact anti-doping testing and analysis in order to improve both detection and deterrence of performance-enhancing drugs. Learn more about the projects.
Elite athletes must be very careful about the substances they use, including substances marketed as supplements or herbal products. The prohibited status of cannabidiol (CBD) is changing in 2018, but all other cannabinoids are still prohibited in-competition, including THC, which means there are still risks for athletes when it comes to CBD products. Below is…
The more athletes know, the better they can manage the risk of a positive test. Athletes should take the time to read through this short list highlighting just a few of the top 2018 World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List changes and prohibited substances that impact athletes.
Even though the topics discussed at the 2017 Science Symposium were highly technical, there are some key takeaways for everyone impacted by anti-doping science and rules.