Substance Profile: Meldonium

What is Mildronate and how does it work? Meldonium (Mildronate) is an anti-ischemic drug that was added to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Prohibited List effective January 1, 2016. Not available in the United States as an FDA-approved drug, meldonium was originally developed in the late 1970’s as a growth-promoting agent for animals by the…

US Paralympic Table Tennis Athlete, Lo, Accepts Public Warning for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

March 9, 2016 USADA announced today that Wayne Lo, of Sunnyvale, Ca., an athlete in the sport of Paralympic table tennis, has tested positive for a prohibited substance, after using a prescribed medication, and accepted a public warning for his rule violation. Lo, 60, tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide and chlorothiazide as the result of an…