2010 Prohibited List

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has recently announced that the new Prohibited List, which will take effect on 1 January 2010, will be published by 1 October 2009.

Key changes of the 2010 Prohibited List include:

  • salbutamol (commonly used by asthma patients) will be permitted under 1,000 nanograms per millilitre; and its use by inhalation will no longer require a TUE but rather a simplified declaration of use
  • supplemental oxygen (hyperoxia) will no longer be prohibited
  • platelet-derived perparations (e.g. Platelet Rich Plasma, “blood spinning”) will be prohibited when administered by intramuscular route, but other routes of administration will require a declaration of use
  • pseudoephedrine (commonly found in cold medicine) has been reintroduced as a specific stimulant.

The 2009 Prohibited List will remain in effect until 1 January 2010.