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Derek Boogaard found dead

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by sctvman, May 13, 2011.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    How big is the pain killer problem in pro sports?

    We probably won't get the answer to that question from our "elite media", but this case might give us a window into the problem:

  2. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    What ever happened to ol' sctvman, the originator of this thread?
  3. DocTalk

    DocTalk Active Member


    The abuse of prescription narcotic medication is a societal issue not one just associated with pro and other elite athletes. More people die each year from prescription drug abuse than do from drunk driving. More than 5 million people each year abuse narcotics obtained illegally.

    From the financial perspective? a single lortab goes for 50 cents to $2 per pill on the street. Oxycontin goes fro $1 per mg. If you do the math, a month's supply of oxycontin 80mg twice a day, (a bottle of 60 pills) has a street value of almost $5,000. And you wonder why there is a trafficking issue?
  4. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    He became sectvman and is busy with his new network.
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    No doubt, but athletes are getting hooked because they're bodies are taking punishment from the sport they are playing, and are trying to stay on the field/court/ice.
  6. DocTalk

    DocTalk Active Member

    And construction workers, factory workers and others who abuse their bodies at work don't get hooked for the same reason? Doctors are responsible for appropriately repscribing medications and there are some who have failed their duty to their patients and society.
  7. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    But how many cases involve patients who visit more than 1 doctor to get pain meds? Guy I work with has done that. I imagine it can't be easy for some meds, but it does happen.
  8. Machine Head

    Machine Head Well-Known Member


    A federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday blasted pro sports leagues for their role in spreading addictive painkillers as she gave probation to Long Island hockey scion Jordan Hart in a drug possession case linked to New York Ranger enforcer Derek Boogaard’s overdose death.

    “Both Mr. Boogaard and Mr. Hart were victims of organized sports which did not consider the consequence of supplying large quantities of addictive pain medications to their players,” said U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald.

    Jordan Hart sentenced to probation
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