USADA and the UFC today announced changes to the UFC Anti-Doping Policy. The policy changes are designed to ensure intentional cheaters are deterred and held accountable in the event they choose to dope while also being fair and just on those athletes who innocently test positive.
USADA recommends that athletes use only dietary supplements that have been certified by a third-party program that tests for substances prohibited in sport. USADA now recognizes NSF Certified for Sport® as the program best suited for athletes to reduce the risk from supplements.
Athletes who have a prescription for a compounded medication or a compounded supplement should be aware that compounding pharmacies are risky. Compounded products are more likely to be contaminated because they are mixed by hand and there is limited regulatory oversight.
USADA recognizes the first 19 UFC athletes who have reached 25 consecutive clean completed tests for their role in supporting clean sport.
Investigation Identifies Compounding Pharmacies as Source of Tainted Supplements Behind Three Positive Tests Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy
USADA has confirmed that two compounding pharmacies in Brazil produced and sold contaminated supplements that led to the positive tests of three athletes subject to the UFC Anti-Doping Policy.
USADA announced a pilot program for a new blood collection process designed to advance the athlete experience, enable more blood collections, and increase sample longevity. The process will utilize TAP™, the world’s first push-button blood collection device, through a partnership with Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
USADA and UFC® today announced changes to the UFC Anti-Doping Policy that will go into effect on Wednesday, April 1, 2017.
USADA & UFC® announce changes to the Arbitration Rules for ADRVs and other disputes under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy to go into effect November 1, 2016.
USADA would like to remind all athletes that the 2016 Prohibited List went into effect on January 1, 2016. There have been some minor changes from the 2015 Prohibited List, and it is vitally important that all athletes take a moment to re-check any medication they are taking under the new 2016 Prohibited List.
Today USADA posted the athlete test history for the first three months of the UFC Anti-Doping Program.