Changes to Prohibited Substances and Methods – January 2011

09 Jan

The 2011 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods has been issued by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and came into force on 1 January 2011. 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 following appears on the UKAD website:

“As from 1 January 2011 a declaration of use is no longer required for the substances and routes of administration listed below:

•       salbutamol and salmeterol by inhalation
•       glucocorticosteroids by inhalation
•       glucocorticosteroids administered by localised injection
•       platelet-derived preparations (e.g. platelet rich plasma, “blood spinning”) by non-intramuscular routes.

“Athletes are reminded that:

1. A Therapeutic Use Exemption [TUE] is still required for:
        1.1. glucocorticosteroids administered by oral, intravenous, intramuscular or rectal routes;
        1.2. other inhaled beta-2 agonists (namely terbutaline and formoterol);
        1.3. all other substances listed on the Prohibited List.

2.      Topical preparations (e.g. eye drops, nasal sprays, creams, & ointments) containing a glucocorticosteroid are not prohibited and DO NOT require a TUE.”

Relevant links include:

UKAD (UK Anti-Doping):

2011 WADA list:

Information about Nutrition Supplements:

Information about medications (but not supplements):

Club athletes are reminded of the need for caution when taking proprietary brand medicines that are available over the counter: Club athletes are also reminded of the need to check the above and the Anti-Doping web-site in detail if taking prescribed medication for on-going conditions such as asthma.