World Anti-Doping Agency Will Allow PRP for Athletes in 2011Written by Laura Miller | October 21, 2010
The World Anti-Doping Agency has approved the 2011 list of prohibited substances and methods, which added a "Non-Approved Substances" section and removed platelet rich plasma from the prohibited procedures, according to an organization news release.
The "Non-Approved Substances" section addresses the abuse of pharmacological substances not included in other sections of the list and not approved by government regulatory authorities. The organization also removed the obligation for athletes to file a Declaration of Use for substances that are not prohibited.
The organization also removed PRP from the list of prohibited procedures, citing a lack of evidence that the procedure enhances an athlete's performance. The current studies do not show a potential enhancement beyond a therapeutic effect, according to the release.
Read the World Anti-Doping Agency Release on 2011 prohibited substances.
Read other coverage on PRP:
- PRP Use for Orthopedics: Updates and Standards from AAOS
- PRP Best for Tendon Repair
- Appropriate Coding for Platelet Rich Plasma Injections: Q&A With Cristina Bentin of Coding Compliance Management
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