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2013 Prohibited List published by the World Anti-Doping Agency

The 2013 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods has been issued by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and will come into force on 1 January 2013.

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.

Notable changes in the 2013 List are:

·         Formoterol

The permitted inhaled dose of formoterol has increased from 36 micrograms to 54 micrograms over 24 hours.

·         Beta-blockers

At the request of the Confédération mondiale des sports de boules (CMSB), Fédération Internationale des Quilleurs (FIQ), and Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM), beta-blockers are no longer prohibited in the sports of boules, ninepin and tenpin bowling, and powerboating.

·         Stimulants: methylsynephrine

All athletes and support personnel are again reminded that all substances, in particular many stimulants, are referred to by several different names.
UK Anti-Doping has previously highlighted the risks around methylhexaneamine. The 2013 List sees a further example in methylsynephrine added as a different name for the prohibited substance oxilofrine.
Particular caution should be taken by athletes around this issue given that synephrine is permitted. However, it is important to be aware that methylsynephrine is banned to prevent inadvertent doping

Finally, in order to reveal potential patterns of abuse, tapentadol has been added to the Monitoring Program in 2013 under in-competition narcotics.

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 on 1 January 2013.

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