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    15 MAR 2016

    Meldonium has sent shockwaves through the tennis world and beyond after tennis player Maria Sharapova hit the headlines after testing positive for the recently banned substance at the 2016 Australian Open. Sold under the brand name Mildronate, meldonium is an anti-ischaemic drug developed at the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis and was designed to inhibit carnitine biosynthesis in order to prevent accumulation of cytotoxic intermediate products of fatty acid beta-oxidation in isc

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