Modafinil in sports: Ethical considerations

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Performance enhancing agents are prohibited in athletic competition so that only athletic skills can determine outcomes. Modafinil is a novel non-addicting psychostimulant approved for treatment of narcolepsy. Does its use, especially for medical indications, violate the Olympic Movement Anti-Doping Code? This is discussed with reference to a current high profile case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-244
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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