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Mild donate is a brand name. Meldonium is the generic name. I wonder what's the point of him differentiating must be lawyer stuff.
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"An application for a TUE submitted after a Prohibited Substance or Method has been used (an application for a retroactive TUE) will only be reviewed if the Prohibited Substance or Method were administered in an emergency treatment or in treatment of an acute medical condition."
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"NOTE! The medical documentation shall provide information on the medical condition of the athelte and the treatment being administred at the moment of submitting the application."
That is, test results etc from a few years ago will not suffice (if RUSADA do indeed enforce that regulation.) Instead, she will need much more recent medical evidence that she still suffers from medical conditions that Mildronate is able to treat, e.g., health tests carried out this week or (since it's for a retroactive TUE) back, in say, November/December/January (?)

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A backdated TUE for this is simply not plausible. It's a red herring from her PR machinery. Her best defence (brand-wise) is gross negligence; no intention to cheat and/or use PEDs but she failed to check the list. But that in itself damning too, because she's supposed to check the darn lists.
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Re: Q&A with John Haggerty, speaking for Maria Sharapova.

There are a total of four conditions that have to be met in order to receive a TUE:



All four must be met not one or two or three. This was never a real option in my opinion. It was just an idea they threw against the wall to see if it stuck.
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Re: Q&A with John Haggerty, speaking for Maria Sharapova.

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Mild donate is a brand name. Meldonium is the generic name. I wonder what's the point of him differentiating must be lawyer stuff.
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I'd like to see a receipt of all the chronic medical conditions she's dealing with. They will show up on tests and if she's still taking the drug in 2016, that means the chronic conditions still exist. If I were the ITF, I'd drag ha ass to a medical clinic to find my answers.
That's not necessarily true. It's possible to have a chronic illness or condition and for nothing to show during a test. Symptoms of some things don't always helpfully show up at the time of a medical test or assessment.

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so if she's not applying for a TUE this means it's not for medical reasons?

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so if she's not applying for a TUE this means it's not for medical reasons?
That's a fair assumption. In support of a retroactive TUE application she would need to submit results of very recent medical tests that demonstrate she's still suffering from the medical conditions she claims. There's also the matter of whether other viable (and non-prohibited) alternative medicines exist (they surely do?) to treat any conditions she can demonstrate. If such meds do exist, the TUE shouldn't be granted.

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There are a total of four conditions that have to be met in order to receive a TUE:



All four must be met not one or two or three. This was never a real option in my opinion. It was just an idea they threw against the wall to see if it stuck.
If Pova is able to provide concrete evidence to satisfy these conditions I will gladly give her the benefit of the doubt.
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There are a total of four conditions that have to be met in order to receive a TUE:



All four must be met not one or two or three. This was never a real option in my opinion. It was just an idea they threw against the wall to see if it stuck.
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Re: Q&A with John Haggerty, speaking for Maria Sharapova.

Andy doesn't mince his words.


BBC Radio 5 live: Murray suspicious of 'strange' meldonium use (audio).


Andy Murray says Maria Sharapova has to accept responsibility for her failed drugs test.

The world number two said it was "strange" that so many athletes have failed tests for use of a prescription drug used to treat heart conditions.

"That sounds a bit off to me," the Briton told 5 live's tennis correspondent Russell Fuller. "You have to accept responsibility for that and take the suspension."
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The Guardian, 10 March 2016 21.03 GMT

Andy Murray says Maria Sharapova deserves ban for failing drugs test

• World No2 says it is wrong to take a drug just for performance
• Murray also criticises his sponsor, Head, for extending Sharapova’s contract



Andy Murray says Maria Sharapova deserves to be banned for failing a test for a performance enhancing drug.

The world No2 also revealed he believes it is “wrong” for players to take any drug that is not specifically required for a medical condition and criticised the decision by his own racket manufacturer, Head, who earlier said it would be standing by the Russian and will extend her contract.

“It’s not up to me to decide the punishment, but if you’re taking performance enhancing drugs and you fail a drugs test, you have to get suspended,” Murray said at a press conference in Indian Wells, where he is playing in the BNP Paribas Masters.

Sharapova, the world’s highest-earning female athlete and one of the biggest sports stars on the planet, announced on Monday that she had failed a test for meldonium at the Australian Open. The former world No1 said she had been taking the drug legally for 10 years, but had not opened one of a number of email reminders from the ITF and WTA which told her it had been added to the Wada banned list on 1 January.

Murray said it was ethically wrong to take a drug just for performance. “I think taking a prescription drug that you don’t necessarily need, but just because it’s legal, that’s wrong, clearly. That’s wrong. If you’re taking a prescription drug and you’re not using it for what that drug was meant for, then you don’t need it, so you’re just using it for the performance enhancing benefits that drug is giving you. And I don’t think that that’s right.”

In typically forthright manner, Murray said he was not shocked by another drugs revelation, but cast doubt on the validity of Sharapova’s statement that she took meldonium for a series of health reasons. Meldonium, according to the manufacturer, improves blood circulation and is predominantly used a drug to combat heart issues.

“I read that 55 athletes have failed tests for that substance since 1 January,” he said. “You just don’t expect high level athletes at the top of many sports to have heart conditions.”

Murray also said he was disappointed with a statement released by Head on Thursday that they are to stand by Sharapova and even extend her contract. “I think it’s a strange stance given everything that’s happened the last few days,” he said. “I don’t really know what else to say on that, but that’s not something I believe. I think at this stage it’s important really to get hold of the facts and let things play out, like more information coming out before making a decision to extend the contract like that, in my view. I personally wouldn’t have responded like that.”

The 28-year-old said he thought it was good that it was “out in the open” but said Sharapova should have known what she was taking and whether it was banned. “Some people put a lot of trust in the team around them so it’s hard to say what’s the right thing for everyone but it’s almost kind of part of her job to know everything that’s going into her body and not just rely on what a doctor is saying or a physio is saying,” he said. “You check yourself to make sure, double check to make sure, that anything that’s going into your body is safe.

The Scot said he used protein shakes, energy gels and sports drinks but no longer takes any vitamin supplements, instead getting his vitamin intake through food. And he said tennis still needs to improve its efforts to combat drugs.

“I think all sports can do more,” he said. “It’s better than it was a few years ago, last year I got tested a lot but I’ve been tested twice so far this year, three months into the year, which is clearly not enough.”
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Sharapova - Craig Pickering

this guy seems to disagree, somewhat, mildronate can be bought without prescription in Russia, right?
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Djokovic... no comment tho lol
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