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The board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has approved a plan to fund research into developing withdrawal guidelines for many commonly used therapeutic drugs. The project, to issue guidelines to trainers about when to stop using drugs so as to avoid positive postrace drug tests, will be led by Dr. Rick Sams of Ohio State University and Dr. Walter Hyde of Iowa State University.