USADA announced today that Trey Lampkin, of Toledo, Ohio, an athlete in the sport of Paralympic judo, has accepted a public warning for failing to obtain a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) prior to his use of an otherwise prohibited medication. Lampkin’s violation resulted from his use of hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), a prescription medication that he used under the care of a physician for a diagnosed medical condition. Lampkin, 31, has discontinued use of the prohibited medication, so no TUE is required.
Because Lampkin’s positive sample from June 15, 2021 was collected out of competition, there are also no competitive results to disqualify.
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