(Ottawa, Ontario – October 18, 2021) – Global DRO, the popular online substance inquiry service, today unveiled a simplified search result layout to help athletes and their support personnel easily understand if their medications are banned in sport by the current World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List.

The service is offered by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) and its global partners. CCES President and CEO Paul Melia said, “As the Prohibited List matures and becomes more complex, the Global DRO has out of necessity become simpler. Starting today, the site visitor sees only what they need to see – and thus each part of the search result page is relevant and important.”

A medication’s prohibited status often changes based on an athlete’s sport, the medication’s route of administration, or how close to a competition the drug is ingested. To protect an athlete from an inadvertent doping violation, it’s critical that these details are clearly communicated. All search results continue to display the in-competition and out-of-competition status side by side. Any variations in status caused by the route of administration are rolled up. Conditions and warnings, a critical part of many search results, are much more targeted and help explain the nuances of the List.

Since 2009, Global DRO has become an increasingly robust resource for athletes, reliably reflecting any changes to the Prohibited List. The online database includes prescription and over-the-counter medications that are approved for sale by government regulatory bodies in seven countries: Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In the first half of 2021, Global DRO saw more than 850,000 searches by the global sport community.

Global DRO is maintained through a partnership of national anti-doping organizations that includes Antidoping Switzerland, Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, U.K. Anti-Doping, and U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. The service also supports three licensees: Drug-Free Sport New Zealand, the Japan Anti-Doping Agency and Sport Integrity Australia.

Please visit GlobalDRO.com

About the CCES

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization with a responsibility to administer the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. The CCES acknowledges funding, in part, from the Government of Canada. We are committed to making sport better by working collaboratively to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protecting the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.

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