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2016 Prohibited List Comes into Effect

The 2016 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods took effect on 1 January 2016.

A summary of modifications to the 2016 Prohibited List can be found on the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) website and includes:

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 In-Competition

S6. Stimulants:
• It was clarified that clonidine is permitted.

Substances Prohibited in Particular Sports

P1: Alcohol:
• After consideration of the Federation International de Motocyclisme (FIM)’s request, their Federation was removed from the list of sports prohibiting alcohol as a doping agent. WADA understands that FIM will address the use of alcohol using their own regulations.

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.

Athletes are advised to check all medications before use and UK Anti-Doping recommends using Global DRO, which provides information about the prohibited status of specific substances based on the current Prohibited List.

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