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Teen Athletes Supplied With Hundreds of Pain Pills

NBC New York—February 17, 2018

NBC New York reported on the rising opioid addiction among young, injured athletes.

According to a study by the University of Michigan, 15 percent of athletes in contact sports have used opioids for pain management.

The segment reported that a number of athletes feel pressure to stay on the field. Once they are injured or feel pain, they self-medicate with opioids to avoid missing a game.

HSS pediatric orthopedic surgeon Peter D. Fabricant, MD, MPH urged parents and coaches to be more involved in properly managing an injured athlete’s pain.

Watch the full segment at nbcnewyork.com. This aired during the February 17, 2018 broadcast.

 

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