This is a checklist from the best website of any anti-doping agency in the world after my opinion, USADA. Each country shall have a anti-doping agency, but not all are as proagressive as the one for USA. You can find all the information you need here, to keep you updated as a top athlete.  But remember its YOUR country’s anti-doping agency you must contact! But to educate your self, then usada’s website is fantastic.

Planed treatment or surgery. Checklist vs. Anti-Doping.

  1. Consider your health first – all the decisions about your medical care are between you and your physician.
  2. Download a TUE application form from USADA’s website and bring it with you just in case you need to apply for a TUE.
  3. Talk with your physician about his or her plans for your treatment. Tell the doctors and nurses that you are an athlete subject to drug testing and that you would like to review all medications that you may receive during treatment.
  4. Search for the medications on www.GlobalDRO.com (FOR ALL NATIONS, which you can access by smartphone) (ONLY FOR USA: or contact Athlete Express Toll-Free at 866-601-2632 or 719-785-2000 or by emailing athleteexpress@usada.org) or emailing your national anti-doping agency to find out if any of the medications are prohibited.
  5. Ask your physician if any non-prohibited alternatives are appropriate for your treatment. FOR ALL NATIONS: You can find non-prohibited alternatives for most medications by searching www.GlobalDRO.com, reviewing the Wallet Card (available on www.usada.org/substances/tue).
  6. If you need to use medications prohibited at all times you will need to apply for a TUE.
  7. If the medications are prohibited in-competition, think about when you will next be competing. If there is any chance that any medications will still be in your system when you compete then you should apply for a TUE.
  8. If needed, submit the TUE to USADA/YOUR NATIONAL ANTI-DOPING AGENCY in advance of your treatment. Let USADA / YOUR NATIONAL ANTI-DOPING AGENCY know when your surgery (or other treatment) will take place.

Emergency treatment or surgery. Checklist vs. Anti-Doping.

  1. Consider your health first – all the decisions about your medical care are between you and your physician.
  2. Keeping in mind that your health is the top priority, inform the physicians and nurses that you are an athlete subject to drug testing and that you will need to get copies of all clinical notes listing the medications that you received during your treatment.
  3. If you have someone with you, and if it will make you feel better, (USA: you can call the Athlete Express and) leave a message or let someone in the Drug Reference department know that you are having a medical emergency. The point here is NOT FOR USADA/ YOUR NATIONAL ANTI-DOPING AGENCY TO APPROVE TREATMENT. You and your physicians determine the best medical care. The goal of notifying USADA/YOUR NATIONAL ANTI-DOPING AGENCY is to allow them to help you get all necessary paperwork in order so that a TUE can be applied for if needed. It is not required to notify USADA/ YOUR NATIONAL ANTI-DOPING AGENCY at this stage.
  4. When you have time or when you are released from the hospital (whichever comes first) check all of your medications (FOR ALL NATIONS:) on www.GlobalDRO.com (ONLY FOR USA: or by calling Athlete Express) to determine if a TUE is required.
  5. If you received a prohibited medication, YOUR NATIONAL ANTI-DOPING AGENCY will help you apply for an Emergency TUE.
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