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World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List is updated

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced updates to the Prohibited List (the List) which will come into effect on January 1, 2018. There are some important changes to note particularly with regards to supplements:-

  • Levels of salbutamol inhaler dosing parameters have been revised
  • Glycerol, previously on the Diuretics and Masking Agents section of the List will be removed
  • Changes to intravenous infusion rules – any substance in excess of 100 mL per 12-hour period will be prohibited at all times, except for those legitimately received in the course of hospital treatment, surgical procedures, or clinical diagnostic investigations
  • New stimulants have been added to the List including 1,3-Dimethybulylamine (DMBA) which is found in some dietary supplements
  • Clarification regarding the status of cannabidiols – synthetic cannabidiol (CBD oil, now legal in the UK) are permissible whilst THC, the active ingredient extracted from the cannabis plant is not
  • Alcohol to be removed from the List – although the governing bodies for air sports, archery, automobile and powerboating will be able to apply and enforce protocols for alcohol use as they see fit

Nick Wojek, Head of Science and Medicine at UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) suggests that athletes should consult the Global Drug Reference Online (Global DRO) before from 01 January 2018 when the new List comes into effect. In the meantime, rowers should familiarise themselves with the changes to the 2018 Prohibited List.

You can download the Prohibited List here and read more on the UKAD website.

2017-10-10T07:17:49+01:00 October 10th, 2017|Categories: Regulation|Tags: , |