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On 16 September 2015, the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Executive Committee approved the 2016 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, which will come into force on 1 January 2016.

You may find the new list here

The IWF Anti-Doping Commission would like to specifically call everyone’s attention to a new prohibited substance called MILDRONATE (Meldonium) which was in the WADA Monitoring Program in 2015 and will be prohibited from the 1st January 2016.

The most used trade names for the substance are: mildronate, meldonium, Quaterin, Kvaretin, THP.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. There may be other medications, supplements which could contain mildronate (labelled or not labelled).

According to recent scientific publications of the WADA accredited laboratories Cologne and Moscow, 2-17 % of doping control samples collected in 2014 and 2015 contained mildronate.

The IWF ADC strongly advise everyone to carefully review the new list and comply accordingly!