ASADA Integrates MIMS Data Into Anti-Doping Website
The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) has integrated the MIMS medicines database into the “Check your substances” section of its new website.
According to the organisation, making this information available through the website will provide athletes and sports administrators with peace of mind when looking for the latest information about medications and substances. The online resource will help Australian athletes, doctors, coaches and support personnel to anonymously and immediately find out if their medications and substances are permitted or prohibited in sport.
The website provides specific information against the sport type and gender of the athlete, as the status of medications and substances can be different from sport to sport.
National Business Manager for MIMS, Margaret Gehrig said that having the MIMS medicines database integrated into the ASADA website will provide athletes and their support personnel with 24 hour access to an online medication information service.
MIMS editors are responsible for adding new medicines, along with their sport status, to the database each month and reclassify medicines annually against the revised WADA prohibited list.
Designed primarily to provide relevant anti-doping information, ASADA’s new website has improved design and navigation features making it easier to find relevant information. The resource also provides a means for students, media and other interested groups to find out more about anti-doping issues.
“MIMS Australia has worked with ASADA for many years so it has been exciting to see them make use of the integrated data to launch this terrific resource,” said Ms Gehrig.
ASADA Chairman, Richard Ings said that ASADA views its relationship with MIMS as crucial to achieving its commitment of delivering up-to-date information about medications to athletes.
“Athletes and their athletic careers rely on having access to accurate information about medications to ensure they do not breach the World Anti-Doping Code,” said Mr Ings.
The “Check Your Substances” portal is available at: https://checksubstances.asada.gov.au
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