Athletes must check the status of all medications/product ingredients prior to using them, and ensure that they have filed the necessary paperwork to be in the strictest compliance with doping control rules. Detailed information as to how to check
medications, and submit required documentation can be found in the links below.
USADA External Resources and Articles
USADA Drug Reference Phone Line
The Drug Reference Phone Line will allow you speak to an expert to confirm the status of a medication/substance, or determine if you need a Therapeutic Use Exemption. The contact will provide details on how to initiate the TUE process and
what requirements are in place, if a TUE is necessary.
Athlete Advisory: Explanation of Key Changes on 2023 WADA Prohibited List
USADA is a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code established by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), which means that USADA upholds and enforces WADA rules that govern sport around the world. The WADA Prohibited List is among those rules, as it outlines what substances and methods are prohibited in sport and at what times (at all times, in-competition only, or in certain sports).
WADA conducts an annual review of the List and identifies if substances and methods should be added or removed, as well as if any categories
and conditions should be modified or clarified.
WADA recently released the 2023 WADA Prohibited List, which will go into effect on January 1, 2023. The 2023 List includes several changes that athletes should be aware of in case the changes impact their use of substances and treatments. Learn more.