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Friday, November 9, 2012
The NBA's banned performance enhancers

By Henry Abbott

As TrueHoop digs into the issue of performance-enhancing drugs and the NBA, one of the most basic questions is: What substances are banned?

The list was long even before growing in the 2011 NBA collective bargaining agreement. By the rules of that deal, the list can grow at any time: For instance, if any performance-enhancing drug becomes illegal, it is automatically added. Similarly, a committee set up by the league and the players' association can add substances as it sees fit.

Performance enhancers

Diuretics/Masking agents