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The Gordon Edes story on ESPN.com has stuck in this observer's craw for a day now. Edes' report mentions that Clay Buchholz has foregone the use of pain relievers since his bout of esophagitis that landed Buchholz in the hospital for internal bleeding. Esophagitis is caused when one's own stomach acid eats at the lining of the digestive track. Edes goes on to state that Buchholz had been injected with Toradol for two or three of his starts and that reportedly, two other pitchers on the Red Sox regularly use the injections. This, folks, is frightening. It is fair to state that most prescription medicines have side effects. When watching drug commercials on television, it is a wonder that we take any at all with all the warnings we are given. But in a description of Toradol, one website gives this description on its usage: "Toradol is used short-term (5 days or less) to treat moderate to severe pain, usually after surgery. It is used alone or in combination with...
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