ADHD exemptions on rise in MLB

Updated: January 10, 2009, 12:39 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Baseball authorized nearly 8 percent of its players to use drugs for ADHD last season, which allowed them to take otherwise banned stimulants.

A total of 106 exemptions for banned drugs were given to major leaguers claiming attention deficit hyperactivity disorder from the end of the 2007 season until the end of the 2008 season, according to a report released Friday by the sport's independent drug-testing administrator.

That's up from 103 therapeutic use exemptions ...

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