Meldonium for Russian athletes is irrelevant
Experts claim that the new drugs work much better.
Russian Federal medical-biological Agency found a replacement Meldonium (Mildronate). This was stated by the head of the organization Vladimir Uiba, transfers RIA Novosti.
According to him, is not one but several drugs. They are not banned and work significantly better than Meldonium.
“Because they are not prohibited, we Meldonium is no longer relevant, that is, we are about Meldonium can forget,” – said Uiba.
As reported Корреспондент.netthe World anti-doping Agency (WADA) included Meldonium to the list of prohibited substances from January 1, 2016. As a result of more than a dozen well-known Russian athletes were suspended from competition due to positive doping tests at this drug, including tennista Maria Sharapova and boxer Alexander Povetkin.
It was later revealed that the period of withdrawal of substances from the body quite long and not exactly known. In April, WADA has established a threshold concentration of Meldonium in the body of an athlete.
Putin: Meldonium has never been doping, and does not affect the results