2,213 Doses of Controlled Medications Prescribed by NFL Physicians Generate Questions In Light of Drug Abuse
JoTo PR Client, Novus Medical Detox Center, was featured in an article in Becker’s Healthcare/Spine Review Online entitled 5 Notes From Novus Medical Detox Center’s NFL’s Fight Against Drug Abuse.
Aligned with their hope that the NFL establishes clear guidelines for team physicians to follow so that players’ long-term health may improve, Novus Medical Detox Center provided noteworthy facts for the public:
- On average, NFL teams prescribe nearly 5,777 doses of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and 2,213 doses of controlled medications during the year.
- Medications of concern include Toradol thanks to its addictive nature, ability to numb pain and association with renal toxicity and concussion risk.
- Team physicians are often forced to balance a team’s success with players’ well-being; Novus hopes the NFL defines and implements new drug prescription and administration standards.
Novus Medical Detox Center CFO Bryn Wesch said, “Without clear guidelines or league-supported best practices in place, these athletes must endure enormous pressure and difficult decisions — do they protect their health at the risk of their career, or do they prioritize the team’s short-term success over their long-term health and safety?”
“Novus Medical Detox Centers offer safe, effective alcohol and drug treatment programs known for minimizing the discomfort of withdrawal and customizing programs for each patient. They know how important it is to find a medical detox facility with proven results; where patients are always treated as individuals with dignity and respect in a non-judgmental environment.”
Becker’s Healthcare Online is periodic online magazine providing news and information on the business and legal issues relating to orthopedic and spine practices for decision makers in the industry, such as orthopedic and sports medicine physicians and surgeons..
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