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Therapeutic Use Exemption (Performance-Enhancing Drugs)

The Therapeutic Use Exemption, commonly abbreviated as TUE, is an exemption granted by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and other national and international sports federations and regulatory bodies for the legitimate medical use of a substance or method that has been placed on WADA’s Prohibited List. This exemption must be granted in accordance with standards for the legitimate use of these substances that have been established by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Its purpose is to allow athletes access to medications that they need while keeping sporting events in the United States and worldwide fair for all players who are not using performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). There is a rigorous application process every athlete requesting a Therapeutic Use Exemption must undergo before ...

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