The Prohibited List is one of the most important anti-doping documents that athletes and athlete support personnel need to be aware of, and to understand. But what is it, and how is it best navigated? And how can Therapeutic Use Exemptions grant permission to use a medication on the Prohibited List?
With the 2022 Prohibited List recently published by WADA, it is timely to answer all of these questions, and examine the key modifications to the List that will come into force next year, including changes to glucocorticoids and their related wash-out periods.
This month the ITA’s Sports Pharmacist Mark Stuart and WADA’S TUE Manager David Healy took us through all of this, and presented the most important information that athletes and their support personnel need to know, in a practical and interactive format. As always, we also had an athlete guest, Eric Mackenzie, to provide the athletes’ perspective. At the end of the session, we left time to answer your questions.