Erin Blanchfield accepts public warning from USADA for failure to obtain TUE
Friday, May 13, 2022 - 22:00
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UFC flyweight up-and-comer Erin Blanchfield has accepted a public warning from USADA stemming from a recent violation of the promotion’s anti-doping policy.
Blanchfield, 23, failed to apply for a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for her use of topical spironolactone, a banned prescription medication “which she used under the care of a dermatologist for a diagnosed medical condition,” according to USADA.
Spironolactone is commonly used to treat acne but is prohibited year-round by USADA for its uses as a diuretic and masking agent. Blanchfield subsequently obtained a TUE for her use of topical spironolactone after accepting the public warning, per USADA officials.