Pharmacists represent the third-biggest healthcare professional group in the world who contribute to the health of people by imparting the safe use of medicines. The health of athletes in sports is at high risk with the increasing incidences of doping. Anti-doping agencies like the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) are working together to prevent doping from sports, listing prohibited performance-enhancing substances, creating awareness, thereby providing an equal chance to each sportsperson and protect their health. Pharmacists with their existing knowledge about drugs and with the training in the basics of sports can play vital roles in preventing doping in sports. Sports Pharmacists can be involved in imparting education to the sportsperson, conducting drug research and testing to control doping in sports, thereby creating a culture of ‘Play Safe’ in sports.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 01-2021|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)