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US Officials Confirm International Drug Summit
The US Racing Medication & Testing Consortium's board of directors announced "it will join the National Thoroughbred Racing Association & American Association Of Equine Practitioners in organising an international summit to address race-day medication" reported bloodhorse.com. Officials said the meeting "would be held in (northern hemisphere) summer, with the date & location announced in the future". NTRA president Alex Waldrop noted: "The NTRA welcomes the opportunity to bring together a broad range of international industry views on race-day medication. Our goal is to ensure that all stakeholders are included in the dialogue, so that the ultimate conclusions are based on an objective evaluation of the facts."