Coaches: How to Help Athletes with Inhalers Avoid Doping Violations

USADA recognizes that most athletes are dedicated to competing clean and avoiding prohibited substances. However, we also know this can be difficult when commonly prescribed medical devices, such as asthma inhalers, may contain banned substances. Many of the asthma inhalers marketed in the U.S. contain short and long-acting beta-2 agonists, which are included on the…

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…