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    Given what I know about Sudafed, this actually surprises me.


    "Among the key recommendations: Caffeine and pseudoephedrine, an ingredient of the cold remedy Sudafed, are removed from the banned category. Cannabis, or marijuana, remains on the list."



    http://www.boston.com/dailynews/260/spo ... ban:.shtml

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    Re: Proposed revised banned substances

    <<Given what I know about Sudafed, this actually
    >surprises me.>>

    It will be interesting to see what effect this has on testing. Let's just hope that we don't start seeing an increased number of athletes with extremely high levels of caffeine and pseudoephedrine.

    It's a common sense revision of the rules. Athletes are human beings. They eat and drink products that contain caffeine. They also get colds.

    What a travesty to the sport it would be to find out that many athletes take advantage of this loophole (people are allowed to drink coffee and get sick) and juice up just to gain a few 100th's of a second or acouple of inches in there events.

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    • #3
      Re: Proposed revised banned substances

      It will be
      >interesting to see what effect this has on
      >testing. Let's just hope that we don't start
      >seeing an increased number of athletes with
      >extremely high levels of caffeine and
      >pseudoephedrine.

      It's a common sense revision
      >of the rules. Athletes are human beings. They eat
      >and drink products that contain caffeine. They
      >also get colds.

      What a travesty to the sport
      >it would be to find out that many athletes take
      >advantage of this loophole (people are allowed to
      >drink coffee and get sick) and juice up just to
      >gain a few 100th's of a second or acouple of
      >inches in there events.

      I think the Sudafed rule will get rethought once they see what happens. I have a friend who can get 5 seconds on 100 meter repeats in the pool by taking that stuff.

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      • #4
        Word has it Pseudoephedrine will be back on the banned list in 2010. Full list to be released next month.
        There are no strings on me

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        • #5
          There is a link to a USA Today's article on the front page. I have two comments.

          I am confused by reinstating pseudoephedrine on the banned list. It makes no sense to me. MJD made a reference about it in one of the posts above from a few years ago. I have hard time believing, it would have that sort of PED qualities. I'd say, not even close.

          If I read the article correctly, they are now going to allow an autotransfusion. Something, I have advocated on these pages repeatedly, so it must be right :-).
          "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
          by Thomas Henry Huxley

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