It’s easy to be tempted by the marketing schemes of energy drinks, especially when you are trying to keep busy athletes fueled and hydrated. However, it’s important to know that energy drinks are not necessarily a healthy, or even safe, way to hydrate.Details
The fight for clean sport is one that must be fought from every angle, from the athletes who shape the culture and demand accountability, to the scientists who advance testing and detection methods, to the sports leaders who choose to put athletes’ rights and a level playing field above all else.Details
It’s to be expected that athletes may experience medical conditions over the course of their sport careers, which may require that they use a medication or receive medical treatment. If the substance or method prescribed to treat that medical condition is prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), athletes can apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE), and if granted, obtain permission to use a prohibited substance or method for a specified time period.Details
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