Therapeutic Use Exemption Committee (TUE committee)
There were almost no amendments to the regulations relating to exemptions between 2016 and 2015.
Exemptions were granted in 97 cases. Applications were turned down in five cases.
|Rejected||8 (6.7%)||1 (1.2%)||4 (4.3%)||6 (6.4%)||8 (7.5%)||5 (4.9%)|
As in most recent years, the highest numbers of exemptions in 2016 were granted for the use of methylphenidate (55). In percentage terms, that amounts to 56.7%, a sharp increase by comparison with previous years. Other types of medication for which exemptions were often granted were prednisone/prednisolone (12.3%) and insulin (4.1%).
As a whole, the applications came from 30 different sports associations. The Royal Dutch Cycling Union was at the top of the list again with 20 exemptions (15.5%), followed by the Royal Netherlands Swimming Association (10.3%) and the Royal Dutch Football Association (8.2%).