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The CSAC Announces Ban of Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Posted by Larry Csonka on 03.06.2014



According to mmajunkie.com, the California State Athletic Commission has announced a ban on Testosterone Replacement Therapy. In a statement, which you can read below, the commission will soon require World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) standards to receive a TRT exemption. In turn, the commission believes such guidelines will create an "effective ban" on the treatment. Until those rules are official, there will be no Testosterone Replacement Therapy in the state. California State Athletic Commission Executive Officer Andy Foster sent out the following statement…

The California State Athletic Commission fully supports the Nevada State Athletic Commission's decision to eliminate Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) in boxing and mixed martial arts. California is a strong supporter of anti-doping efforts. As part of California's anti-doping efforts, the Commission recently began the rulemaking process to require meeting World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) standards as the only way to obtain a TUE for TRT. This standard is so high that it is an effective ban except under the most extreme circumstances. Until the rulemaking process is complete and the regulations are fully adopted, the Commission has a total ban on TRT. California remains committed to protecting the health and safety of athletes and having strict anti-doping standards is one of the ways this is accomplished.





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