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.
Protecting clean athletes’ rights by detecting and deterring the use of dangerous, banned performance-enhancing substances and methods is at the core of what USADA does.
Athletes under USADA’s jurisdiction are prohibited from using the substances and methods found on the WADA Prohibited List and are responsible for what is in their bodies at all times.
USADA is here to help athletes understand their responsibilities regarding prohibited substances and methods, providing numerous drug reference resources to make things as simple as possible for athletes and their support personnel.