Originally Posted by dougdirt
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.
So it is certainly possible a player is legally prescribed a med, doesn't get it approved by MLB, and is suspended.
I can appreciate that yes, I imagine player obtain PEDs in less than honorable ways, but no one is really belaboring that point.
So it seems a bit much to say "you are accusing them of crimes". Which you did in order to make your example work.