Veronica Campbell Brown fails drug test

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Olympic and World champion Veronica Campbell-Brown has tested positive for a banned drug during the Jamaica International Invitational World Challenge meet on May 4.

The seven-time Olympic medallist, who also has nine medals at the World Championships, tested positive for the prohibited substance Lasix, which also goes by the name Furosemide.

Lasix is a form of diuretic which promotes the production of urine and treats medical conditions, including high blood pressure and edema. It is viewed as a masking agent by the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA).

Campbell Brown, who lives and trains in the United States, has been provisionally suspended in accordance with IAAF rules after being notified of the Adverse Analytical Finding of her “A” sample by the Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association.

As a result of the test, Campbell Brown is expected to miss the 14th IAAF World Championship in Moscow in August.

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