Prohibited List 2016

2016 Prohibited List release

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released the 2016 Prohibited List which will come into effect on 1 January 2016.

It is important to familiarise yourself with the List to ensure you are ready for the change.

Noteworthy changes compared to the 2015 List include:

Substances and methods prohibited at all times (in- and out-of-competition)

Prohibited Substances

S2: Peptide hormones, Growth Factors, Related Substances and Mimetics

Leuprorelin replaced triptorelin as a more universal example of a chorionic gonadotrophin and luteinizing hormone-releasing factor.

S4. Hormone and Metabolic Modulators

Insulin-mimetics were added to the List to include all insulin-receptor agonists.

Meldonium (Mildronate) was added because of evidence of its use by athletes with the intention of enhancing performance.

S5. Diuretics and Masking Agents

It was clarified that the ophthalmic use of carbonic anhydrase inhibitors is permitted.

Substances and methods prohibited at all times in-competition

S6. Stimulants:

It was clarified that clonidine is permitted.

Monitoring Program

Meldonium was removed from the Monitoring Program and added to the Prohibited List.

Hydrocodone, morphine/codeine ratio and tapentadol were removed from the Monitoring Program.

Further information about the new Prohibited List can be found on the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority here and WADA here

You can use the Check Your Substances tool on the ASADA website to find out the status of Australian medications. 

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