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WADA Prohibited List

The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Prohibited List is the comprehensive document serving as the international standard for identifying substances and methods prohibited in sport. Mandated by, and serving as a key component of, the Code, the Prohibited List is one of the most important parts of harmonization globally across the anti-doping movement. Broken down by categories, the Prohibited List identifies which substances and methods are prohibited in-competition, out-of-competition, as well as in some cases, by specific sport. The Prohibited List is updated annually following an extensive consultation process facilitated by WADA and goes into effect January 1 of each year. While the WADA Prohibited List is extensive, QADC is here to help clean athletes understand the rules and regulations set forth by WADA.

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The following substances are placed on the 2021 Monitoring Program:

  1. Anabolic Agents: In and Out-of-Competition: Ecdyster
  2. Beta-2 Agonists: In and Out-of-Competition: Salmeterol and vilanterol below the Minimum Reporting Level.
  3. 2-ethylsulfanyl-1H-benzimidazole (bemitil): In and Out-of-Competition
  4. Stimulants: In-Competition only: Bupropion, caffeine, nicotine, phenylephrine, phenylpropanolamine, pipradrol and synephrine.
  5. Narcotics: In-Competition only: Codeine, hydrocodone and tramadol.
  6. Glucocorticoids: In-Competition (by routes of administration other than oral, intravenous, intramuscular, or rectal) and Out-of-Competition (all routes of administration)

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