USADA and the UFC® today announced changes to the UFC Anti-Doping Policy and Prohibited List, designed to provide fairness to athletes.
USADA will begin implementing new sample collection equipment as part of its continued commitment to innovation and providing athletes with the best possible anti-doping solutions.
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.
While researchers are still investigating the use of biological treatments and their potential efficacy, the most common questions athletes subject to the UFC Anti-Doping Program have about stem cell therapies are addressed.
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.