n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - More about : drugs and sport : update 2004

Volume 22, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... SHUAIB MANJRA, MB ChB, MMedSc, BSc (Med) (Hons) Sports Medicine, DOH Occupational and Sports Medicine Physician Rondebosch, Cape Town An athlete presents a unique challenge to the physician. In addition to other considerations, it is imperative for the physician to be aware of the athlete's status and the drugs and substances prohibited to the athlete. Failure to consider this, and prescribing drugs that are prohibited, can have severe consequences for the athlete, including the loss of his/her ability to continue competing and earning a living. This, in turn, can have potential ramifications for the doctor, should the athlete ..

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