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Old 04-10-2012, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Former Cy Young winner takes powerful drug to aid his performance, no one cares | HardballTalk

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There is not some logical bright line between what is a horrible, terrible PED and what is an acceptable drug in the world of sports. We like to pretend there is, but really, there isnít. The biggest difference is that some are on a banned list and some are not
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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What is the supposed logic here? That if Santana is permitted to take a doctor prescribed anti-inflammatory medication, then we should allow all players to take whatever sort of performance enhancing drugs they please? That there is no real difference between an aspirin tablet and steroids? That if one player is allowed to have a cup of coffee before a game, we become obligated to let others take human growth hormones? That we live in a world of such absolute fairness that we cannot discriminate among the types of drugs an athlete might use?
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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When Specs Toporcer ripped a hit off Grover Alexander on opening day in 1921, I'm sure glad nobody said "Hey, that guy is wearing performance-enhancing glasses".
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
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I do really not want to say it but (and to my own surprise) GS is correct. Unbelievable.

Toradol (ketorolac) is a non narcotic form of an anti inflammation medication and is highly effective
in pain which does not respond to oral medication. It's given by injection and intravenous routes and also comes in an oral form. It should not be taken for more than a few days and it can cause gastrointestinal bleeding.

There is no evidence that reducing inflammation and thereby stopping pain is in any way related to steroid mechanism of action.
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I do really not want to say it but (and to my own surprise) GS is correct. Unbelievable.

Toradol (ketorolac) is a non narcotic form of an anti inflammation medication and is highly effective
in pain which does not respond to oral medication. It's given by injection and intravenous routes and also comes in an oral form. It should not be taken for more than a few days and it can cause gastrointestinal bleeding.

There is no evidence that reducing inflammation and thereby stopping pain is in any way related to steroid mechanism of action.

Quite right. Toradol, as far as I'm aware, is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (an NSAID). That being the case, it's in the same family of drugs as Advil or Aspirin.
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