A for Athlete


  • Drug that is on the World Anti-Doping Agency's list of banned substances.

Avoid the use of recreational drugs, performance enhancing drugs and steroids. See: Drugs

Modafinil is used to counter excessive sleepiness due to narcolepsy, shift-work sleep disorder or sleep apnea, according to drug manufacturers.


Modafinil has been involved in several major doping cases, including that of American sprinter Kelli White, basketball player, Diana Taurasi.

Attorney, Jacobs said he's handled about 75 athlete drug cases, including those of Floyd Landis and Marion Jones. He's questioning the lab's handling of Taurasi's sample and pointed out that it had been suspended by WADA.

After Diana Taurasi's positive test, two of her Turkish teammates refused to have their samples examined by that same lab.