Ethical Considerations for Analgesic Use in Sports Medicine

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Abstract

This article provides an overview of commonly used analgesics in athletes and the ethical implications of their use in athletic settings. Given the highly competitive nature of modern-day sports and the economic impact of athletic performance at elite levels, athletes feel more compelled than ever to play with injury, which has led to the widespread use of a variety of analgesic agents. An ethical dilemma often ensues for team physicians who must balance the medical implications of these drugs with pressure from players, coaches, and management. The most commonly used agents and their ethical and rational use are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-243
Number of pages17
JournalClinics in Sports Medicine
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

Keywords

  • Analgesics
  • Drugs
  • Ethics
  • Injection
  • Medication
  • Sports medicine

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