Subject to anti-doping rules? always check the prohibited status of medications, even if prescribed for a condition unrelated to athletic performance.
Use these checklists to address your anti-doping responsibilities before a planned hospital visit, or during and after an emergency visit.
Athletes with ADD/ADHD can continue using necessary prohibited medications while competing as long as they receive a TUE. Learn more on how to comply.
For athletes subject to anti-doping rules and drug testing, it’s critical to understand how to use inhaled medications within the anti-doping rules.
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.
Staying Vigilant to Protect Your Health and Reputation When an athlete competes in the UFC, they are not only accepting the opportunity to be in the spotlight, but also under the spotlight when it comes to clean sport. As such, athletes who are subject to the UFC Anti-Doping Policy have to be particularly vigilant about…
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.