Wednesday, November 15, 2006

WADA announces doping changes effective in 2007

WADA extended its reach by adding a term to masking agent that outlaws "other substances with similar biological effect".

That means that if a substance serves the same masking purpose as a banned substance, it also is banned even if not on the banned list.

Certain steroids also received a repreive. Glucocorticosteroids used on skin, eye drops, ear drops, nasal sprays and mouth treatments will now be permitted without the filing of a theraputic use exemption.

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