The opioid epidemic in the United States and around the world is not a secret, but how much do people really know about the abuse of prescription drugs in sport? Are they aware of how often seemingly innocent prescriptions for oxycodone or tramadol can turn into full-blown addictions? That the addiction can lead to an overdose and death? That it can happen to anyone, even athletes? Especially athletes?Details
Among its various Prohibited List resources for athletes and their support personnel, USADA publishes substance profiles to highlight vital information about high-risk substances, including Ostarine.Details
As a part of competitive sport, many elite athletes must comply with the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List, strict global standards that prohibit the use of certain substances and methods that can enhance performance and cause negative health effects. The WADA Prohibited List helps ensure that athletes can compete on a level playing field anywhere in the world.
To help athletes comply with the List, USADA provides a wide range of resources, including substance profiles, which include important information on high-risk substances like clomiphene.
A new class of drugs, called HIF-stabilizing agents, mimic the natural response to hypoxia, or insufficient oxygen, and result in increased production of red blood cells (RBCs). While a number of related pharmaceutical products are being developed to assist in the treatment of legitimate diseases, such as anemia,…Details
Each year, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) publishes an updated Prohibited List of Substances and Methods, which outlines nine categories of substances and three categories of methods that are prohibited at all times, in-competition only, or in particular sports.Details
With heavy hearts, we remember and honor the life of Dr. Jean Fourcroy, a treasured member of the medical community and an instrumental part of USADA’s growth as one of its founding board members. Before becoming a leader in the field of urology, Dr. Fourcroy earned a BA at age 34, followed by a PhD…Details
In light of significant and ongoing advancements in laboratory testing methods, USADA is retesting stored samples using the latest technologies, which empower more sensitive screening and longer detection windows. Under the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code, USADA can retest stored urine and blood samples for up to 10 years, which helps to deter doping by ensuring…Details
There are some good reasons to take the extra minute to make sure you have made a complete & accurate declaration of substances you have recently used.Details
Popular Prohibited Substances Commonly Contained in Dietary Supplements If you’re thinking about using dietary supplements, it’s important to remember that supplements are regulated in a post-market manner. This means that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not analyze the safety, efficacy, or label accuracy of supplements before they are sold to consumers. No organization,…Details
Historically, agricultural workers in southeast Asia chewed Kratom leaves to increase work output and offset fatigue. Since those days, Kratom – known scientifically as Mitragynine speciosa – has also been used as a substitute for opium, and as a way to manage the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. What is Kratom? Kratom is a plant…Details