Originally Posted by kaldaniels
I'm not sure I follow you and I'm not sure I know all the rules in terms of PEDS so feel free to clarify this example.
Let's say Joey Votto goes to the doctor and it is found he has low testosterone. So the doctor prescribes him testosterone injections. (Legal, right?)
So Joey Votto takes his vial of testosterone, goes in front of the media, and injects himself with testosterone. Does he get suspended after his drug screen the next day, or does he have a waiver?
If he would get suspended he was just suspended by MLB for using a perfectly legal prescription. (But maybe he wouldn't?)
MLB would have to approve him for that, even after a doctor subscribed it to him. They have a process for it, just to make sure that a doctor isn't just saying he needs it. But yes, eventually if approved by a doctor and then MLB, he would be allowed to take it as far as my understanding of the rules go.
A former Reds minor leaguer had ADHD. He was not allowed to take his prescribed medication for over a year and a half as he awaited baseball approval because it is on the banned substance list. He is now allowed to take it, it just took a long time for him to get the correct approvals.