The 2015 WADA Prohibited List comes into effect on January 1, 2015

Dec 09, 2014


(Ottawa, Ontario – December 9, 2014) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) would like to alert the Canadian sport community that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2015 Prohibited List will come into effect on January 1, 2015.

Notable modifications include:

  • Under Stimulants (S6), the list now clearly identifies the whole family of phenethylamine derivatives as being prohibited to address the growing number of illegal designer stimulants derived from phenethylamine.
  • The category Glucocorticoids (S9) has been modified to reflect current nomenclature. The former name was Glucocorticosteroids.
  • The title Diuretics and Masking Agents (S5), along with subsequent paragraphs, have been modified by the removal of the word “other” to reflect that diuretics are not only masking agents but can also be abused for other purposes, such as rapid weight loss. 
  • Under the Monitoring Program, monitoring of pseudoephedrine below 150 micrograms per millilitre will cease.

For the complete summary of modifications to the 2015 Prohibited List, along with other details, visit

The CCES would also like to remind the sport community that Hypoxia-Inducible Factor (HIF) activators xenon and argon, under category S2, remain prohibited.

Athletes can verify the prohibited status of their prescribed medication using the following CCES resources, all of which will be updated on January 1, 2015 to reflect the new Prohibited List.  

For prohibited substances that require a therapeutic use exemption, athletes subject to doping control should consult the CCES or their international federation to get complete information on the application process.

  • The CCES Medical Exemption Wizard ( can help athletes find out if they need to apply for an exemption for their prescribed medication, what to include in it and where to submit the application.
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The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization that manages the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. We are committed to working collaboratively to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protecting the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.

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For further information, please contact:

Justin MacNeill
Communications Coordinator
613-521-3340 x3314