Information on ‘Beta Blockers’
Drug Testing in Darts Update on Beta Blockers
Unapproved use of Beta Blockers in Darts was from 6th January 2019 subject to disciplinary rules and procedures. This could result in a ban from playing and other penalties.
From June 2019 the DRA suspended the use of Beta Blockers being a disciplinary matter, see DRA Rules: CLICK HERE However, if you are prescribed Beta Blockers, please inform the PDPA & DRA and you can still complete a TUE form if you wish.
If you are currently prescribed Beta Blockers (or any other medication) by your GP, health professional or specialist you need to read and fully understand the following information.
- If you are currently prescribed Beta Blockers and have obtained a TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemption) Certificate, you have completed the requirements to declare your use of them and to continue to compete in Darts without a risk of a testing breach.
- If you are currently prescribed Beta Blockers and have not completed a TUE form, then you are not currently in breech of Anti Doping/DRA Rules.
- These rules can change so please be vigilant, we will aways inform our members of any rule changes.
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE TUE FORM PLEASE CLICK HERE
TO DOWNLOAD THE TUE FORM PLEASE CLICK HERE
FOR INFORMATION ON UKAD PLEASE CLICK HERE
TO CHECK ANY MEDICATIONS VIA GLOBAL DRO CLICK HERE
Your GP will need to sign the TUE form once you have completed it, and may need to help you complete some sections. You may need for this to be additionally supported by specialist reports. Once completed the form and documents need to be sent by post to:
Mr Tim Ollerenshaw Moore & Tibbits, 34 High St, Warwick, CV344BE
We are fully aware that medication can be a personal and private issue and full confidentiality will be maintained for all forms processed by the DRA.
We remind all players that it is your responsibility to have any medication prescribed by a GP, health professional or specialist checked to see if it or any of its ingredients are prohibited. If any player is unsure or has any questions regarding Beta Blockers or any other medications, please contact Tim Ollerenshaw by email; firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone; +44(0)1926 674544 you can also check these with Alan Warriner-Little at the PDPA either at events or email email@example.com or call 07798 693998
You can also check your medication on the Global DRO website which you can access from this page SEE ABOVE LINK or you can contact Nigel Mawer, Tim Ollerenshaw or Alan Warriner-Little who will check these for you.
We do not need to remind you of the impact an adverse result for a prohibited substance can have on a player’s career and livelihood; in a recent case an 18 months ban was issued and the sanctions for adverse findings can carry longer suspensions from the sport than before.
If you need any further assistance or help, please do not hesitate to ask.