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Meldonium Again

Will meldonium be exclude from the list of prohibited products? That issue was discussed in Canadian Montreal, where representatives of Grindex and World Anti-Doping Agency met at the invitation of the letter. The parties discussed the prospects of excluding MildronateÒ (meldonium) from the list of drugs not allowed for athletes.

The parties came to common understanding of the problem, recognizing that advertent and medically unjustified use of the drug is unacceptable. An agreement on cooperation was achieved, although some difference in approaches to solution of the issue for some aspects was reported.

However, JSC Grindex will continue to provide scientific justification and produce arguments to the World Antidoping Agency to exclude Mildronate ® (meldonium) from the list of drugs prohibited for use by athletes. Therefore WADA should think about saving its face in the current situation.

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