- Ford Vox: Sharapova's suspension over use of meldonium, banned a few months ago, seems an unfair game of gotcha by doping agency
- He says meldonium unfamiliar in U.S. but long legitimately used in Russia. It's unclear that Sharapova used it for illicit purpose
Ford Vox is a physician specializing in rehabilitation medicine and a journalist. He is a medical analyst for NPR station WABE-FM 90.1 in Atlanta. He writes frequently for CNN Opinion. Follow him on Twitter @FordVox. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)The tennis world stood in shock this week on the news that one of its top star athletes, Maria Sharapova, now faces potential suspension from international competition because she tested positive for the banned drug meldonium.