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Protecting clean athletes’ rights by detecting and deterring the use of dangerous, banned performance-enhancing substances and methods is at the core of what PRADO does.

Athletes under PRADO’s jurisdiction are prohibited from using the substances and methods found on the WADA Prohibited List and are responsible for what is in their bodies at all times. Visit Global DRO to check the prohibited status of medication.

PRADO’s goal is to help athletes understand their responsibilities regarding prohibited substances and methods, by providing numerous drug reference resources to make everything as simple as possible for athletes and their support personnel.



The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Prohibited List is the comprehensive document serving as the international standard for identifying substances and methods prohibited in sport. Mandated by, and serving as a key component of, the Code, the Prohibited List is one of the most important parts of harmonization globally across the anti-doping movement. Broken down by categories, the Prohibited List identifies which substances and methods are prohibited in-competition, out-of-competition, as well as in some cases, by specific sport. The Prohibited List is updated annually following an extensive consultation process facilitated by WADA and goes into effect January 1 of each year. While the WADA Prohibited List is extensive, PRADO is here to help clean athletes understand the rules and regulations set forth by WADA.

The easiest way to check the prohibited status of medications is to visit

Typically, a substance or method will be considered for the WADA Prohibited List if the substance or method meets any two of the following three criteria:

  • It has the potential to enhance or enhances sport performance

  • It represents an actual or potential health risk to the athlete

  • It violates the spirit of sport