The Federal Medical and Biological Agency has found a replacement for melondonium
According to the head of the FMBA, “meldonium is no longer relevant,” he does not yet name the name of the new drug because of the copyright law.
The Federal Medical Biological Agency (FMBA) has found a replacement for meldonia, which surpasses the drug in its properties, said the head of the FMBA, Vladimir Uiba.
“We found a replacement for muldonia, several drugs not classified as a prohibited list (the World Anti-Doping Agency) and working better,” Uiba told reporters on Wednesday.
“Meldonium is no longer relevant,” the head of the FMBA said.
Uyba added that he can not yet announce the names of the drugs due to copyright law.
Meldonium is banned from January 1, 2016
The World Anti-Doping Agency has contributed mills to the list of banned substances since January 1, 2016. In that year, many Russian athletes doping tests for this drug were positive, resulting in the athletes were disqualified.
Later, WADA, after conducting intermediate studies meldonia, stated that the concentration of this drug less than one microgram per milliliter in doping tests, handed in before March 1, 2016, is an acceptable indicator. Thus, WADA allowed that athletes who had traces of meldonia in such concentration did not take the drug intentionally after January 1, when it became a prohibited substance.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said in October that Russia needed to put an end to WADA in the Meldonian scandal. “As for this meldony of the unfortunate, it’s a very dark story, we all know, and experts say: it does not give advantages in sports wrestling, it only supports with high loads of cardiac muscle.” We need to work, including colleagues from WADA , and close with them this problem, “Putin said on October 11, 2016 at a meeting of the Presidential Council on Physical Culture and Sport.
Russian doctors have proposed WADA to resolve meldonium
The Federal Medical and Biological Agency is discussing with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) the possibility of withdrawing multon from the list of banned drugs, the head of the FMBA, Vladimir Uiba, said on Thursday.
“Today we are with WADA in a dialogue about the need to change attitudes towards meldonia and remove them from the list of banned ones.It does not meet any of the requirements of the WADA code,” Uiba said in an interview with Interfax on the fields of the International Arctic Forum.
According to him, FMBA studies showed that 180 days after a single course of a one-month course of meldonia, the body remains in a concentration of substance exceeding the permissible requirements of WADA.
“In six months, this concentration is exceeded,” Uyba said.
“We made a computer model of withdrawal from the muldonia organism, it is withdrawn in a single application within a year and a half,” Uiba said, noting that if athletes have taken muldonium for several years, it can be deduced multiple times of admission.
FMBA will demand from WADA to return to the revision of the ban on meldonium
The Federal Medical and Biological Agency (FMBA) intends to raise the issue of withdrawing meldonia from the list of prohibited preparations of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
“We signed a protocol with WADA to study the pharmacokinetic properties of meldonia.” In April this year, summing up the results of the protocol, “said the head of the FMBA, Vladimir Uiba, at a press conference.
He said that as a result FMBA will demand from WADA to return to the issue of revising the ban on meldonia.
He stressed that the content of meldonia in the blood exceeds the permissible levels even on the 180th day after its intake, and the task of the drug is to remain in the blood and be consumed as necessary, therefore it can remain in the body of the athlete for a year, two, and three.
WADA has contributed mills to the list of banned substances since January 1, 2016. After in the first months of the year the meldonia traces were found in the doping tests of dozens of athletes who claimed that they had last taken it in 2015, WADA started additional studies to establish the timing of removal of the drug from the body.
On April 13, WADA released a statement in which it was reported that the content of less than 1 microgram of meldonia in doping tests of athletes surrendered before March 1, 2016 is an acceptable indicator.
The transition period, during which a small amount of meldonia in the body of athletes is acceptable, will end on September 30, 2016. From October 1, any content of meldonia in doping tests of athletes will be considered banned.