The NSWIS alerts page is designed to keep all NSWIS athletes, staff and coaches up to date on any important information. This page will be regularly updated.
The NSWIS and ASADA sign privacy agreement
May 17, 2013
The NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) has recently signed a privacy agreement with the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA).
This privacy agreement allows ASADA to keep identified NSWIS staff updated on activities or information relating to NSWIS athletes or athlete support persons.
The NSWIS is required to keep this information confidential until the matter to which the personal information pertains has been determined at a hearing or the athlete or athlete support person waives their rights to a hearing or as may otherwise be permitted by ASADA.
The NSWIS will only retain the information as long as necessary for the NSWIS to administer anti-doping programs or fulfil its obligations under the World Anti-Doping (WADA) code.
WADA statement on substance AOD-9604
April 22, 2013
Following a number of inquiries regarding the substance AOD-9604 available on the Internet ‘black market’ and possibly elsewhere, WADA has issued the following statement.
AOD-9604 is a substance still under pre-clinical and clinical development and has not been approved for therapeutic use by any government health authority in the world.
Therefore, under the 2013 Prohibited Substances and Methods List, the substance falls into the S.0 category which states:
“S0. NON-APPROVED SUBSTANCES
Any pharmacological substance which is not addressed by any of the subsequent sections of the List and with no current approval by any governmental regulatory health authority for human therapeutic use (e.g drugs under pre-clinical or clinical development or discontinued, designer drugs, substances approved only for veterinary use) is prohibited at all times.”
For more advice and information regarding medication or supplements, athletes are advised to contact their national anti-doping organization or international federation.
To access the List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, please click here.
WADA issues alert on GW501516
March 21, 2013
It has come to WADA’s attention that the black market substance GW501516 is being sold to and used by some athletes.
The side effect of this chemical compound is so serious that WADA is taking the rare step of warning “cheats” to ensure that there is complete awareness of the possible health risks to athletes who succumb to the temptation of using GW501516 for performance enhancement.
GW501516 was a developmental drug that was withdrawn from research by the pharmaceutical company and terminated when serious toxicities were discovered in pre-clinical studies.
Clinical approval has not, and will not be given for this substance.
However, GW501516 has been available for some months on the black market, through the Internet and elsewhere. Anti-Doping authorities have already seen its use by athletes, as there are a number of positive cases.
WADA Media Release
Albuterex Extreme Formula
The NSWIS has been made aware of a supplement called Albuterex Extreme Formula that is being purchased online. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has advised the following (from the TGA website).
Albuterex Extreme Formula poses a serious risk to your health and should not be taken.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has tested Albuterex Xtreme Formula and found that:
- it contains the undeclared prescription substance yohimbine - despite the product label not listing this substance as an ingredient.
- consumers are advised that yohimbine is a prescription-only medicine and a prohibited import. There are currently no products on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) containing the substance yohimbine.
- it also contains the undeclared substance theophylline which is the active ingredient in several prescription only medicines included on the ARTG for bronchospasm relief and prophylaxis.
- it also contains the undeclared substance caffeine at a very high level.
- the combined stimulant effect of caffeine, yohimbine and theophylline may pose serious health risk to people consuming this product.
The supply of Albuterex Xtreme Formula is illegal.
The TGA is working with Australian Customs and Border Protection Services (Customs) to help stop future shipments of Albuterex Xtreme Formula from entering Australia.
If Albuterex Extreme Formula is found at the border by Customs it will be seized and destroyed.
If you have any Albuterex Xtreme Formula you are to advised to stop taking it and take any product to your local pharmacy for safe disposal.