Therapeutic Use Exemption Committee (TUE committee)
There were almost no amendments to the regulations relating to exemptions between 2017 and 2018.
In the end, exemptions were granted in 126 cases. That was one application more than in 2017.
Applications were turned down in twelve cases; this was more than double the number in 2017.
|Not granted||4 (4,3%)||6 (6,4%)||8 (7,5%)||5 (4,9%)||6 (4,6%)||12 (8,7%)|
As in recent years, most exemptions related to the use of methylphenidate (70). In percentage terms, that is 55.6%, a slight increase over 2017.
Other types of medication for which exemptions were often granted were prednisone/prednisolone (8.7%) and insulin (7.9%).
The applications came from a total of 33 different sports associations.
As in most other years, the Royal Dutch Cycling Union was at the top of the list again (16.7%) with 16 applications granted, followed by the Athletics Union (8.7%) and the Royal Dutch Football Association and the Royal Netherlands Skating Association (both 7.9%).