Thursday, January 22, 2009

International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions

Because I'm planning a comeback to racing in late-2009 in Italy, I need to apply for a TUE for my don't-be-stupid medicine. I'm in both the USADA and UCI OOC testing pools, but thankfully there is international harmonization and standardization in the TUE process, as is conveniently explained in this 24-page document. Enjoy.

The International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions was first adopted in 2004 and became effective in 2005. The enclosed represents version 3.0 that incorporates revisions to the International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions that were approved by the World Anti-Doping Agency Executive Committee on 10 May and 20 September 2008. The revised International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions is effective as of 1 January 2009.

Published on 1 October 2008 by:
World Anti-Doping Agency
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1 comment:

  1. The process looks to be complicated for the athlete such as yourself to get the medicine needed? Congratulations on taking the path of honesty and ethics in your return to sport, however. You've paid a high price for your dishonesty but I applaud you for your honesty and believe you are deserve of a second chance.


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