Doping and the Olympics: A Breakdown of Meldonium – the Banned Substance Often Found in Barred Athletes (Including Russians Banned From the Rio Olympics), Long-Time Pharmacology Research Expert

Article ID: 658972

Released: 11-Aug-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: Tufts University

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David J. Greenblatt, MD, Tufts University School of Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Greenblatt, a long-time pharmacology researcher, recently published an editorial on meldonium, a banned performance-enhancing drug that is believed to increase the stamina of athletes. Dr. Greenblatt notes that performance-enhancing effects of the drug, which several high profile athletes have tested positive for this year, have not been demonstrated in humans. The full editorial can be found here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cpdd.264/epdf. Contact: Siobhan Gallager, siobhan.gallagher@tufts.edu, (617) 636-6586.


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