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The Voluntary Anti-Doping Association is an independent organization founded to offer and promote effective anti-doping programs in boxing and mixed martial arts.

Through voluntary participation, VADA aims to help protect the health and safety of athletes who are willing to demonstrate their commitment to clean sport.

VADA will provide confidential counseling and referral assistance to athletes at risk for performance enhancing drug and harmful supplement use.
VADA aspires to educate participants, commissions and the public about the risks of using performance enhancing drugs as well as the benefits of utilizing effective nutrition and training practices.

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VADA Prohibited Substance List
This document contains the primary Official Prohibited List(Substances and Methods) of the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association.

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Whereabouts Policy  All athletes registered under the VADA program are required to comply with the terms of this Whereabouts policy.

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Athlete Application for Program Admission Form

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WBC CONVENTION – DAY 2: SULAIMAN OUTLINES PLANS TO USE VADA RANDOM TESTING

Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 in Latest News | Comments Off on WBC CONVENTION – DAY 2: SULAIMAN OUTLINES PLANS TO USE VADA RANDOM TESTING

Original Article @ http://www.worldboxingnews.net/news/wbn/2014/12/17/wbc-convention-day-2-sulaiman-outlines-plans-to-use-vada-random-testing.html   In his opening comments, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said, “The conventions are always the most important moment of the year for the WBC. Here is where the WBC Board and Committees meet. Each one reviews what it has been doing and if its plans and goals were met, and we plan for the next year. All of the very important decisions and changes of the rules and organization have taken place during the conventions. “We...

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These Former Ringside Doctors Want a Clean Fight

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in Latest News | Comments Off on These Former Ringside Doctors Want a Clean Fight

Article by: MICHAEL KAPLAN Original Article @ http://vegasmagazine.com/personalities/articles/what-former-ringside-doctors-are-doing-to-keep-combat-sports-clean At 6 am in a suburb of Manila in the Philippines, a directive from Las Vegas set off a recent ruckus in the living room of featherweight boxer Nonito Donaire. He was fast asleep and had instructed the housekeeper not to disturb him under any circumstances. But a visitor insisted that Donaire be roused from slumber. Certain that she was putting her job at risk, Donaire’s housekeeper woke him up. Bleary-eyed but out...

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Association of Ringside Physicians Takes a Strong Stand on TUEs for TRT

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

Should testosterone supplementation for a diagnosis of primary or secondary hypogonadism be allowed in boxing/MMA?...

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ARP Board Member Dr. Nick Rizzo Discusses TRT/TUEs/PEDs with NHB’s Eddie Goldman

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

Article by: Eddie Goldman  Original article @ http://nhbnews.podomatic.com/entry/2014-02-15T08_03_00-08_00 On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Dr. Nicholas Rizzo. Dr. Rizzo is a board-certified internist, a former wrestler and wrestling coach, a ringside physician for professional boxing and MMA events, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Ringside Physicians. On January 27, 2014, the Association of Ringside Physicians issued a statement which said “the Association of Ringside Physicians supports the general elimination...

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USA Today on TRT doubling the risk of heart attacks

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

Original Article at: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/01/29/testosterone-heart-risks/4967795/   Taking testosterone therapy doubled the risk of heart attack among men over age 65 and nearly tripled the risk in younger men with a history of heart disease, a new study shows. The report, which involved 56,000 men, is the latest in a series of studies raising concerns about the heart attack risk from testosterone therapy, whose popularity has ballooned in recent years. The study was published Wednesday in PLOS One. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, a cardiologist...

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VADA Pres Discusses TRT, PED testing with Fight Network’s John Pollock

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

John Pollock runs through the major news items of the past week – Nevada’s vote to ban TRT exemptions and the questions coming out of that ruling, heavyweight bout added to UFC 173, Bellator announces pay-per-view plans, Mac Danzig retires and more**Dr. Margaret Goodman, president of the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association returns to the show to chat the fallout of Nevada’s ruling, the reaction from other commissions, what steps still need to be taken, CIR testing, specific cases involving fighters...

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Possible New Breakthrough in hGH Detection

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

A research breakthrough using the insulin-like growth factor IGF-1 as a biomarker could produce a better test for human growth hormone, anti-doping experts said Wednesday. Research appearing in the latest issue of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry showed measuring IGF-1 could increase the detection of HGH doping by greatly enhancing the precision of laboratories. The measurement uses a chemistry technique known as liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry and builds upon existing tests for HGH. Researchers from five laboratories in...

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