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Elite sport: time to scrap the therapeutic exemption system of banned medicines

Citation

Dimeo P & Moller V (2017) Elite sport: time to scrap the therapeutic exemption system of banned medicines. The Conversation. 18.12.2017. https://theconversation.com/elite-sport-time-to-scrap-the-therapeutic-exemption-system-of-banned-medicines-89252

Abstract
First paragraph: Four-time Tour de France winnerChris Froome’spositive test for high levels of the asthma drugsalbutamolin September during the Vuelta a Espana race has prompted much debate on the rules surrounding medicines in sport. In essence, some drugs are not allowed, and others are allowed up to a threshold level under aTherapeutic Use Exemption(TUE). This creates problems in establishing the threshold level and around accidental over-use, but also opens the door to unethical behaviour.

StatusPublished
Publication date18/12/2017
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/26414
PublisherThe Conversation Trust
Publisher URLhttps://theconversation.com/…-medicines-89252
Place of publicationLondon
ISSNNo ISSN