Blog: Clarification: media reports about Orthokine therapy

25 September 2012

Media reports in today’s Melbourne Age and Sydney Morning Herald have incorrectly reported that the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) ‘approves’ the method referred to as Orthokine therapy.

ASADA’s primary role is to apply the World Anti-Doping Code and the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Prohibited List in Australia.

WADA is responsible for establishing what substances or methods are prohibited in sport.

ASADA can only advise Australia’s sporting community of Orthokine’s status in sport as ruled by WADA.

WADA has previously advised ASADA that it considers Orthokine a variation of the Platelet-Derived Preparations (PRP) method, commonly referred to as blood spinning.

Under WADA’s Prohibited List, Orthokine is not prohibited for use in sport.