Efimov said that he took banned since 1 January 2016 the substance is still in the allowed period for medical reasons and categorically rejected allegations of doping.
"Last time I used a preparation "Mildronat", when it was legal and permitted. Used for medical reasons. Used, carefully read the instructions for use. How the traces of Meldonium could be in the samples taken months after completion of the course, experts now analyze it", — declared the best swimmer of Russia.
The athlete said that he had not received any notification neither from Russian nor from international organizations that Meldonium as of 1 January 2016 included in the list of prohibited substances. However, after serving his suspension for use of prohibited substances the athlete carefully controls everything that enters her body. And ensures that all the medications she has taken and is taking, are permitted.
"I am a professional athlete, and well aware that I take full responsibility for everything that is in my body. I categorically reject allegations of doping. Currently we are preparing for the hearing my case and configured to achieve a complete acquittal, but also to prove that I did not violate anti-doping rules," said Julia.
Efimov added that continues the preparation for the Olympic games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. But if she loses the trial in his case, the athlete faces a life ban as she has already served the punishment for doping.
Note that the period of withdrawal from the body of the drug Meldonium may not be the same as specified in the instructions. For example, experts of the Federal medical-biological Agency of Russia (FMBA) is carried out in present research aimed to prove that the period of withdrawal of the substance Meldonium from the body is up to six months, so the instruction is untenable.
"The instruction says that the drug is excreted from several hours to several days. We now began to conduct independent research. Time passed is not enough, but even the first experiments give us evidence that it is not" — said recently the head of the FMBA Vladimir Uiba at a meeting with the President of the Russian Federation. According to him, the cumulative effect of the drug lasts up to six months.
Recall that Meldonium is widespread in the post-Soviet space, and beyond the borders of the former USSR athletes continue legally to take its analogues.