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Drugs in sport

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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.

Read more on Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) website

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.

Read more on ASCIA – Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy website

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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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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Don't let a cold take you out of action for four years... | Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority - ASADA

...is your medication prohibited in sport? The days are getting shorter and colder which means the cold and flu season is also here.

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ADF - Drug Facts - Performance & image enhancing drugs

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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ADF - Drug Facts - Performance & image enhancing drugs

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

Read more on Alcohol and Drug Foundation website

Adverse effects of sports supplements in men | Australian Prescriber

Up to 1 in 5 sports supplements contain banned substances. Find out what to look for and how to manage patients with adverse effects.

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Department of Health | Population Health and Sport Division

Population Health and Sport Division is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of Australians, reducing preventable mortality and morbidity and supporting sporting outcomes.

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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.

Read more on Epilepsy Action Australia website

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