A story on ESPN about Papelbons claim he used Toradol for pain. The Phillies have a policy that does not allow the use due to side effects.
Clay Buchholz supposedly acknowledged that this caused his problems last year with his esophagitis.
It's a legal drug but Papelbon claims he was never advised of the side effects and he seems to describe a use, along with Buchholz, of usage that seems to be against it recommended use for short term treatment of acute issues as opposed to treatment of chronic pain
The Red Sox replied
A Red Sox official, speaking on background Saturday, described Toradol
as a legal drug with clear pain-management benefits, and acknowledged
its widespread use in baseball, including by Red Sox pitchers before
their starts. But he added that the club is in the midst of reviewing
its policy to ensure players' safety.
In light of issues with the medical staff in recent years, this may be an issue worthy of discussing, especially in light of Buchholz's problems last year and Schillings allegation a staffer suggested HGH, although it is important to emphasize the drug is legal and the Red Sox are by no means alone in using it.