Not this sh!t again wrote:
You do realize that the use of thyroid and asthma medication when not medically necessary is a doping violation, right?
This is absolutely and categorically false.
Are you suggesting that prednisone would not be a banned without a TUE?
"In February 2011, barely a month into his tenure at the Oregon Project, Magness had his first run-in with a medical practice that bothered him. Rupp was headed to Dusseldorf to run an indoor 5K. But before he left, Salazar wanted him to take prednisone, a corticosteroid often used for asthma, Magness says. Because corticosteroids can block pain and potentially enhance oxygen consumption, and because overuse can suppress one's immune system, the medication required an official therapeutic use exemption in order to be used in competition. An athlete with such an exemption has been granted use of an otherwise restricted drug or treatment for medical purposes."
You may question the truth of this story, but are you saying prednisone is not banned?
We can agree that thyroid medications may not have been banned at the time. So, is your issue with statement above the inclusion of thyroid medication?
Thyroid medication has never been banned. Asthma medicine involves a wide range of substances which have been treated differently at different times, so just stating "use of... ...asthma medicaiton when not medically necessary is a doping violation" is not specific enough to be true. Inhaled gluticosteroids are permitted. Oral gluticosteroids are prohibited in competition only (but are eligible for a TUE). Beta2 Agonists are generally prohibited in and out of competition, although a few specific inhaled Beta 2 are allowed below a thresh hold. Prednisone is classed by WADA as a gluticosteroid and as far as I know, is not available as an inhaler. But theoretically it would be OK if it could be inhaled.