World anti-doping Agency (WADA) left Meldonium in the list of prohibited substances in 2017. Updated list of falls under the prohibition of drugs has been published on the official website of the organization. It will enter into force on 1 January 2017.
“WADA is pleased to publish the list of banned substances for 2017, which is one of the five international standards, – said the President of the organization Craig reedy. – It is mandatory for all signatories of the WADA code. Athletes around the world to follow these standards, there can be no tolerance for people who intentionally break the rules. The list is updated annually – for three months before it will take effect to all the interested parties had sufficient time to review”.
It is also noted that athletes who have a legitimate medical justification for the use of prohibited substances that can coordinate this with the WADA international standard for therapeutic exception.
On the prohibited list there is a preparation “Mildronat”, which is actively used by athletes in the CIS countries to increase endurance of the body to high loads, and prevention of heart disease.
From 1 January 2016, the detection of Meldonium in doping test of the athlete in competition and out-of-competition period constitutes a violation of anti-doping rules.