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.
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 in the UFC Anti-Doping Program.
Athletes should be wary of IV infusions received through home visits, urgent care offices, after-hours clinics, doctor’s office visits, and boutique IV and rehydration services, as they are not considered hospital treatments under the WADA rules.
While athletes should consult health professionals about the use of supplements, it’s equally important for athletes and their support personnel to understand that supplements and medications are very different in terms of regulation and safety.
Athletes should always tell their treating physician that they are subject to anti-doping rules since compliance is ultimately the athlete’s responsibility.
Download the updated Athlete Express App to file and submit your whereabouts and updates on the go!
USADA has launched a pilot program for a new blood collection process designed to improve the athlete experience, enable more blood collections, and increase sample longevity.
The more athletes know, the better they can manage the risk of a positive test. Athletes should take the time to read through this short list highlighting just a few of the top 2018 World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List changes and prohibited substances that impact athletes.
In 2018, the Prohibited List has a number of changes of which athletes and support personnel need to be aware. Read through the changes.