Therapeutic Use Exemption
Since the beginning of 2010, the IFSC cooperates for all TUE (Therapeutic Use Exception) issues with Prof. Thomas Kupper, who has been nominated IFSC TUE Officer.
Thomas Küpper, Assoc. Prof., MD, PhD
What is a Therapeutic Use Exemption? Athletes who have illnesses or conditions that require them to take particular medication must be aware that those substances or methods may be listed on the WADA Prohibited List*
These athletes with a documented medical condition requiring the use of a prohibited substance or prohibited method must first obtain a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).
A TUE should be given if:
The Prohibited List identifies substances and methods that are banned either in-competition only or in-and out-of-competition. These substances include, but are not limited to, stimulants, anabolic agents, and masking agents. Athletes should always be aware that a substance may not be directly named on the List, but may still be banned because it falls into the category based on similarities in properties or structure.
Note that from January 2011, as from the WADA Code the Abbreviated TUEs do no longer exist, the WADA Prohibited List should be consulted before filing a TUE application.
Substances as salbutamol and salmeterol when taken by inhalation are no longer considered requiring a TUE, within certain limits.
Consult the WADA Prohibited List for details and caveat.
Reminder that applications prepared on the IFSC TUE forms, in English language, should be completed and returned to the IFSC office at:
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