Australian Government: Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee

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Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee (ASDMAC)


ASDMAC is the Australian body that gives approval for athletes to use prohibited medications for legitimate therapeutic purposes, in addition to other functions.

Our goal is to provide timely, efficient and accurate advice to Australia's sporting population.


Our role is to provide specialist information with regards to drugs in sport and to assess applications for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs).


Do I need a TUE?


Frequently asked questions


I have a cold, can you tell me the status of cold and flu medications?

It depends on the medication, read more....


I have asthma and use my Ventolin puffer, do I need a TUE?

There is a threshold for Ventolin use,


How long will my TUE application take to be approved?

ASDMAC have 30 days to respond,