Tyler Skaggs and opioid use in orthpedics

Podcast with Steve and Dr. Cole talking about the unfortunate passing of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs this past summer. Recent news suggests that Skaggs was provided opioids by a member of the Angels staff. Dr. Cole talks about how opioids are used and monitored in orthopedic settings.

Find out more about MLB policy on opioid testing here.

A bottle with a hydrocodone (the generic name for drug sold under other names by various pharmaceutical companies) label and hydrocodone tablets spilling out isolated on white background. Hydrocodone is a popular prescription semi-synthetic opioid that is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Hydrocodone is said to be one of the most common recreational prescription drugs in America.

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