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NFL medical adviser's statement about published Washington University study

Updated: January 30, 2011, 8:12 AM ET

Statement from Dr. Lawrence S. Brown, NFL medical adviser:

"Undeniably, prescription abuse continues to be major public health problem in the United States. Publications that place this issue in the context of its significance to the public health of Americans are especially worthy. In this respect, the publication by Cottler et. al. has mixed results.

On the one hand, the focus of the article is upon retired athletes of America's most popular sport and the timing suggests ...

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