Medical experts raise concern over ketorolac use in sports

On its front page, the New York Times reported “some medical experts are concerned about the ways sports teams are using ketorolac [Toradol] because so little is known about its possible long-term effects on athletes.”

Currently, “no data are available on the use of the drug by athletes, so it is unclear how frequently Toradol injections are provided and for what ailments, and whether players are told of the potential side effects – all of which has caused tension and a growing awareness among sports medicine experts.”

What’s more, “concerns over its widespread use in baseball compelled at least two team doctors to stop using it, according to a medical staff member of a major league team who spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to implicate his team.”

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