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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Exemptions for ADHD drugs in MLB drop to lowest in decade

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of major leaguers allowed to use otherwise-banned drugs to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder dropped to the lowest level since the sport started issuing annual reports in 2008.

The results come in a report issued Monday by Thomas Martin, the Independent Program Administrator for the drug program of Major League Baseball and the players’ association.

There were 91 therapeutic use exemptions for HDHD drugs in the year ending with the 2019 World Series. That was down from the previous lows, 101 last year, and 103 in 2017. Exemptions for hyperactivity disorder had ranged from 105-119 annually from 2008-16, prompting some to criticize their issuance as too lenient.

Drugs prescribed to treat HDHD often contain amphetamine and methylphenidate, stimulants on baseball’s banned list.

 

 

QLE Posted: November 30, 2019 at 10:20 PM | 0 comment(s)
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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Ex-Ranger says this could prevent another death like Tyler Skaggs’. Will MLB allow it?

The best answer to all that afflicted him in San Diego, Oakland, Arlington, Surprise, Round Rock, Scottsdale and everywhere else his career took him is being grown at his farm in the middle of New Mexico and at others like it throughout the country.

It’s an industrial hemp farm, and Blanks is an advocate of hemp-derived CBD as a treatment option in baseball.

“The platform enables me to speak about it because I’m not one of the tragedies,” he said. “I happened to come from this place and something bad happened. I feel it’s necessary for me to come forward and try to help people.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 10, 2019 at 06:22 AM | 22 comment(s)
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