22 Dec '12, 2am
Maggie Vessey Accepts Public Warning for Banned Diuretic
VESSEY ACCEPTS PUBLIC WARNING FOR BANNED DIURETIC By David Monti (c) 2012 Race Results Weekly , all rights reserved. Used with permission. (21-Dec) -- American middle distance runner Maggie Vessey has accepted a public warning from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for testing positive for a diuretic at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Zagreb, Croatia, on September 4. The substance, Canrenone, an aldosterone antagonist, was present in a prescription medication Vessey was taking for her skin. "I took a prescription skincare product that was prescribed to me by my family practitioner, that I did not know contained a diuretic," Vessey said in a statement provided by USADA. "As soon as I was notified of my positive test, I cooperated with USADA and provided them everything they asked for in order to demonstrate that I made an honest mistake, and that the medicati...