2010 Prohibited List approved by WADASubscribe
Lee Taylor 24 September 2009
The 2010 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods has been approved by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Executive Committee. The list will be published on 1 October 2009 and will come into force on 1 January 2010.
The Prohibited List specifies substances and methods prohibited in sport, and is the single list for organisations that have adopted the World Anti-Doping Code.
The 2010 List has a number of changes compared to the 2009 List. Perhaps the most significant change relates to the reintroduction of pseudoephedrine. This will once again be included on the list as a specified stimulant, having been on WADA's Monitoring Program since 2004. As pseudoephedrine is found in many over-the-counter medicines, it will be important that significant education is carried out to communicate this change.
Another important element of the new List is the change in status of salbutamol. Its use by inhalation will no longer require a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) but rather a simplified declaration of use.
In addition, the status of platelet-derived preparations, or "blood spinning", has also been clarified. It will be prohibited when administered by intramuscular route, but other routes of administration will require a declaration of use in compliance with the International Standard for TUEs.
UK Sport’s Director of Drug-Free Sport, Andy Parkinson, said: “We welcome the changes to the 2010 List, especially in the case of Salbutamol which is a move made after much consultation and which allows for us to further concentrate on the true fight against those who choose to cheat.
“Having said that, we will need to work closely with sports to ensure all are aware of the changes that will come in with the 2010 List. It is vital that the reintroduction of pseudoephedrine is communicated effectively. This is a stimulant that is commonly found in many medicines and it is our job to alert athletes of the importance of checking before they take any such medication.
“This will be done via comprehensive education. We will look to use all possible resources at our disposal, and work with both the National Governing Bodies and other key stakeholders, to get these changes brought to their attention.”
Other more technical changes are detailed throughout the List and athletes and support personnel are encouraged to make themselves familiar with these ahead of its implementation.