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Drugs in sport

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The World Anti-Doping Code in sport: Update for 2015 | Issue 5 | Volume 38 | Australian Prescriber

The World Anti-Doping Agency prohibits certain methods and drugs that may enhance performance, harm the athlete or violate the spirit of sport. Some may be...

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Asthma Issues: sport, travel, and pregnancy - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Many patients with asthma run into trouble when they play sport. They may also be concerned about the use of asthma medications when pregnant or travelling.

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Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) | Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority - ASADA

Athletes may at times need to use a prohibited medication to treat a legitimate medical condition.

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Prohibited substances and methods | Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority - ASADA

Athletes competing in sports governed by a World Anti-Doping Code compliant anti-doping policy need to be aware that they cant just take any drug or medication, or even use certain methods.[TOC]TheProhibited ListThe current version of the Prohibited List, along with modifications and monitoring program information is available on the WADA website.

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Piroxicam Dispersible Tablets (Terry White Chemists) | myVMC

Piroxicam is used to treat arthritis, superficial sporting injuries and ankylosing spondilytis. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

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Kids' Health - Topics - Addiction - when you just can't stop

When someone first starts to use drugs, it is called substance abuse. We say someone is addicted to drugs when they have no control over whether they want to use the drug or not. That person feels that they HAVE to have that drug.

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Performance and image enhancing drugs - ADF - Alcohol & Drug Foundation

Performance & image enhancing drugs are taken by people with the intention of improving their physical appearance & to enhance their sporting performance.

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Sports and Activities | Epilepsy Action Australia

Seizures during sports activity are rare, and exercise may benefit those with epilepsy, but physicians, coaches & parents should know what to do if it occurs.

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Combining sport with type 1 diabetes: Alex's experience | myVMC

Elite athlete and type 1 diabetic Alex Kozeniauskas shares his experience on balancing the demands of type 1 diabetes with competition at the highest level.

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Meldonium and the WADA Prohibited List | Issue 3 | Volume 39 | Australian Prescriber

Sports anti-doping

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