Athletes, like all others, may have illnesses or conditions that require them to take particular medications. If the medication an athlete is required to take to treat an illness or condition happens to fall under the prohibited list, a therapeutic use exemption may give that athlete the authorization to take the needed medicine. Criteria for granting a therapeutic use exemption are 1.) The athlete would experience significant health problems without taking the prohibited substance or method, 2.) The therapeutic use of the substance would not produce significant enhancement of performance, and 3.) There is no reasonable therapeutic alternative to the use of the otherwise prohibited substance or method. Note hormone replacement therapy (HRT), . supplementing with prescribed testosterone in any form to raise testosterone levels due to natural decreases that occur with aging (even if to just elevate levels to within ‘normal’ ranges), is NOT considered a medicinal exception. Persons using HRT would not be eligible for WPA/NANBF/IPE competition.
Superdrol is a decent anabolic steroid, but we would not call it superior or even “Super” as its marketing campaign once implied. What truly makes this steroid special was a group of men who recognized a hole in the steroid law and were able to capitalize on it, and in turn, make a nice profit. Due to the marketing and ease of purchase that existed for a long time, many athletes fell in love with this steroid, and it is a fine steroid, but there’s nothing magical or superior going on. Superdrol is a very basic anabolic steroid.