Over the last month, the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association’s email accounts have seen repeated fishing and spoofing attacks via VADA’s webhost. For those who follow VADA, if you receive emails requesting donations or loans or anything out of the ordinary, please know these messages are not genuine. Discard them and remain vigilant.
We are conducting a rigorous investigation into these online attacks and will be taking all appropriate measures to stop them and avoid their reoccurrence. We apologize for any inconvenience they may have caused.
Rest assured, all personal and private data of athletes (including information used for testing purposes) has not been affected. This information is stored elsewhere, remains secure, and has never been breached.
VADA is honored to provide anti-doping services worldwide to combat doping in sports and remains strong in our commitment to clean sport.
Margaret Goodman, MD
The US Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) approved a blood
test in February for two biomarkers
associated with bleeding after
traumatic brain injury (TBI); the test is
intended to identify patients who do not
need to undergo imaging for intracranial
If performed within 12 hours of
injury, the test is almost 100 percent
accurate, the FDA said in its February
14 announcement. The assay was
approved in less than six months under
the FDA Breakthrough Devices Program,
in part to help prevent…..