Anti-doping – 2012 Update

The 20112 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods was been issued by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and came into force on 1 January 2012.

The Prohibited List specifies substances and methods prohibited in sport, and is the single list for organisations that have adopted the World Anti-Doping Code.

The 2011 List saw a number of changes, the most significant of which is the removal of the requirement for a Declaration of Use – this means a number of asthma inhalers will no longer need to be declared; and the introduction of a new category S0, for non-approved substances and methods, which means it is now prohibited for any athlete to take any drugs that are still undergoing pre-clinical or clinical development and are therefore not officially allowed for human therapeutic use.

Platelet-Derived Preparations (PRP) have been removed, recognising PRP as a legitimate treatment in the recovery of injury.  There is greater clarification on the use of glucocorticosteroids and which routes of administration are permitted and prohibited and the inclusion of desmopressin as a masking agent to the list.

Methylhexaneamine – a substance increasingly found in supplements moves from a non-specified to a specified substance which, whilst still prohibited, carries a genuine possibility of inadvertently entering the system.

UK Anti-Doping has issued a warning to players and athletes to be extra vigilant when using supplements

Click here to view full warning.

The 2012 list will inevitably bring additional changes and the International Team Manager will be producing a precise of key changes on this page in the near future.  In the mean time athletes and support personnel are encouraged to make themselves familiar with the detail contained in the list.

Click here to download 2012 prohibited list