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Prohibited List Major Changes

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Spirit of Sport Newsletter – Winter 2013-2014

Every October, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) releases updates and changes to the Prohibited List for the following calendar year.

Below is a summary of the major changes to the List for 2014. The entire list of Prohibited Substances and Methods can be found here.


Use of International Non-proprietary Names (INN)

With the assistance of the World Health Organization, the nomenclature of some substances on the List has been updated to International Non-proprietary Names (INN). For ease of the reviewer, the previous name has been included and no substance has been deleted:

S1. Anabolic Agents

Changes were made to the definitions of “exogenous” and “endogenous” for purposes of clarification and accuracy.

S2. Peptide Hormones, Growth Factors and Related Substances

Releasing factors are prohibited and that is made clear in points S2.2, S2.3 and S2.4. In addition other prohibited growth factors are listed separately.

S5. Diuretics and other Masking Agents

Vasopressin V2 antagonists (vaptans) were added as an example of a diuretic subclass.

M1. Manipulation of Blood and Blood Components

For the purpose of scientific accuracy, the term allogenic was introduced.


S6. Stimulants

Some drugs that metabolize to amphetamine or methamphetamine have been reclassified because improved analytical techniques permit the identification of the administered drug and corresponding metabolites; MDMA and MDA are reclassified because they are now recognized as less likely to be used as doping agents; cathinone and its analogues (e.g. mephedrone, methedrone, pyrrolidinovalerophenone) and trimetazidine have been added as examples to reflect emerging patterns of drug use.


P1. Alcohol

Changes were made to the wording describing the blood alcohol threshold, in the interest of accuracy.


In order to detect potential patterns of abuse, mitragynine has been added to the Narcotics class of the Monitoring Program.

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