Fight against Doping

In January 2015, Masafumi Nogimori, Representative Director and Chairman of Astellas at the time, participated as one of the speakers in the Second International Conference on the Pharmaceutical Industry and the Fight Against Doping which was co-organized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, UNESCO, the World Anti-Doping Agency(WADA) and the Japan Anti-Doping Agency. Triggered by this opportunity, Astellas started to reinforce dialogue with the WADA as part of stakeholder engagement activities. In October 2016, Astellas made a global agreement with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to partner on the prevention of misuse and abuse of medicines for doping in sports which aims to contribute to the eradication of doping and improvement of public health.

Dr. Olivier Rabin. Senior Director, Science, World Anti-Doping Agency