Emerging Roles Of Sports Pharmacist In The Health Management Of Athletes

Kannan, Sivakumar and Naha, Anup and Bansal, Punit and Nayak, Vinod C (2021) Emerging Roles Of Sports Pharmacist In The Health Management Of Athletes. Pharma Times, 53 (1). pp. 13-17. ISSN 00316849

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Athletes; doping; nutrition; prohibited substances; Sports Pharmacists
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmaceutics
Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmacology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2022 04:26
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2022 04:26
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/158581

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