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By Andrea K. Walker and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
The banned amphetamine that will keep Chris Davis off the baseball diamond for 25 games has become a go-to for stressed college students and worn athletes looking for a quick boost of energy. Adderall acts like a "tremendous jolt of caffeine" that some have used to fight through fatigue before a big test or make it through a tough game, said Eric Strain, director at the Johns Hopkins Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and Research. But the drug is not supposed to be used for that and is only approved to treat a few illnesses, including attention-deficit disorder and the sleeping ailment narcolepsy.
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By Jonathan Pitts and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
Orioles slugger Chris Davis, suspended recently for using a banned stimulant, was caught amid a leaguewide crackdown that began three years ago as players' use of Adderall spiked, according to sports physicians and other experts. Amphetamines — a drug with addictive properties — have long been a part of the game's darker side. Even the home run record-setting Hank Aaron acknowledged using the stimulants, once commonly known as "greenies. " The action by Major League Baseball sheds light on growing concern about amphetamines — a type of drug that has become increasingly potent.
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By Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post | December 22, 2010
A Charlottesville, Va., judge ruled Wednesday that defense attorneys cannot review years of medical records of the University of Virginia women's lacrosse player slain in May, saying the documents contained nothing out of the ordinary or relevant to the case. In a hearing that lasted about five minutes, General District Court Judge Robert H. Downer Jr. said attorneys for George Huguely, who is charged with murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend, Yeardley Love, could look at Love's prescription for Adderall but nothing else in her medical records.
NEWS
September 17, 2014
When the news of Chris Davis' 25-game suspension broke, a good friend of mine commented that a "player should only be suspended if the drugs are actually working" ( "Orioles' Chris Davis suspended 25 games after testing positive for amphetamine," Sept. 12). In the case of Chris Davis, I think his .196 batting average and 173 strikeouts are proof enough that the Adderall was quite ineffective. Brian J. Spector, Easton - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Hiaasen | August 20, 2012
Nancy is getting a promotion at work, so she is offered a better car and more New England territory. She also manages to pick up Adderall to sell. Silas is happy about getting to grow everyday at work, while Shane is having trouble dealing with tapeworm-infested homeless people at the police impound. Luckily his girlfriend Angela saves him. Jill is going through menopause and decides to drown her sorrows in foie gras and wine. This means she is not pregnant with Andy's baby, and that she has been withholding this information from him. Jill fears losing Andy, the only cork plugging the hole that is her life.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2014
Left-handed relief pitcher Troy Patton said he's not sure what his spring will be like, but he understands that getting him work is not a priority for the Orioles. “It's going to be kind of interesting to see how Buck [Showalter] handles it,” said Patton, who will be suspended for the first 25 games of the season for testing positive for amphetamines. “I don't know if he is going to pitch me [in] all the road games because of my malfeasance or what. Or if I'm not going to pitch at all so the other guys can get more looks.” That's his fault, Patton said, for taking an Adderall pill - used mainly for patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - without a prescription.
NEWS
September 17, 2014
When the news of Chris Davis' 25-game suspension broke, a good friend of mine commented that a "player should only be suspended if the drugs are actually working" ( "Orioles' Chris Davis suspended 25 games after testing positive for amphetamine," Sept. 12). In the case of Chris Davis, I think his .196 batting average and 173 strikeouts are proof enough that the Adderall was quite ineffective. Brian J. Spector, Easton - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
NEWS
By Jonathan Pitts and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
Orioles slugger Chris Davis, suspended recently for using a banned stimulant, was caught amid a leaguewide crackdown that began three years ago as players' use of Adderall spiked, according to sports physicians and other experts. Amphetamines — a drug with addictive properties — have long been a part of the game's darker side. Even the home run record-setting Hank Aaron acknowledged using the stimulants, once commonly known as "greenies. " The action by Major League Baseball sheds light on growing concern about amphetamines — a type of drug that has become increasingly potent.
SPORTS
By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
An already-disappointing season for Orioles slugger Chris Davis came to an abrupt halt on Friday when Major League Baseball announced he would be suspended 25 games for violating baseball's drug policy. Here are the answers to a few important questions about what that means for Davis and the Orioles. What did Chris Davis test positive for? Davis tested positive for Adderall, an amphetamine that is used to treat Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Mike Gimbel, a local substance abuse expert, said the drug would improve its user's focus.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS -  Left-hander Troy Patton is still getting his bearings back in the Orioles bullpen. Patton was activated from the restricted list between Thursday's doubleheader games as he completed a 25-game suspension for a positive amphetamine test (Adderall). He spent most of that time in extended spring training in Sarasota, Fla., before going on a brief rehabilitation stint at Triple-A Norfolk. Patton told The Baltimore Sun in December that he took an Adderall pill four days before the 2013 season ended as a temporary fix to improve his focus.
SPORTS
Peter Schmuck | September 12, 2014
The same simple question comes up every time another major league baseball player tests positive for a controlled substance during this era of universal testing, and it's fair to apply it to Orioles slugger Chris Davis. How could anyone be this stupid? The testing protocols are known to every player. The rules are posted in every clubhouse. There are a couple of decades of steroid scandal in the rear-view mirror and the performance-enhancing drug era is littered with players who have endangered their team's playoff chances by either failing to clear a substance with the team's medical staff or taking the chance that they won't be caught.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
The banned amphetamine that will keep Chris Davis off the baseball diamond for 25 games has become a go-to for stressed college students and worn athletes looking for a quick boost of energy. Adderall acts like a "tremendous jolt of caffeine" that some have used to fight through fatigue before a big test or make it through a tough game, said Eric Strain, director at the Johns Hopkins Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and Research. But the drug is not supposed to be used for that and is only approved to treat a few illnesses, including attention-deficit disorder and the sleeping ailment narcolepsy.
SPORTS
By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
An already-disappointing season for Orioles slugger Chris Davis came to an abrupt halt on Friday when Major League Baseball announced he would be suspended 25 games for violating baseball's drug policy. Here are the answers to a few important questions about what that means for Davis and the Orioles. What did Chris Davis test positive for? Davis tested positive for Adderall, an amphetamine that is used to treat Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Mike Gimbel, a local substance abuse expert, said the drug would improve its user's focus.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2014
The Internet - that living, breathing mob of opinion that builds on itself and creates consensus in a matter of moments - was true to form Thursday morning, and didn't leave much nuance in relation to Ravens running back Ray Rice's two-game suspension. Many believed NFL commissioner Roger Goodell came down soft on Rice, relating it to drug suspensions of other players, and also called into question the league's women's health initiatives that it pushes each October. Here's a small representation of what they're saying about Ray Rice's two-game suspension: ESPN W's Jane McManus believes it's indicative of a problem with domestic violence in the league . And now ... two games?
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS -  Left-hander Troy Patton is still getting his bearings back in the Orioles bullpen. Patton was activated from the restricted list between Thursday's doubleheader games as he completed a 25-game suspension for a positive amphetamine test (Adderall). He spent most of that time in extended spring training in Sarasota, Fla., before going on a brief rehabilitation stint at Triple-A Norfolk. Patton told The Baltimore Sun in December that he took an Adderall pill four days before the 2013 season ended as a temporary fix to improve his focus.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2014
Left-handed relief pitcher Troy Patton said he's not sure what his spring will be like, but he understands that getting him work is not a priority for the Orioles. “It's going to be kind of interesting to see how Buck [Showalter] handles it,” said Patton, who will be suspended for the first 25 games of the season for testing positive for amphetamines. “I don't know if he is going to pitch me [in] all the road games because of my malfeasance or what. Or if I'm not going to pitch at all so the other guys can get more looks.” That's his fault, Patton said, for taking an Adderall pill - used mainly for patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - without a prescription.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | December 20, 2013
Orioles left-hander Troy Patton said he took an Adderall pill four days before this past season ended as a temporary fix to improve focus and then was tested for banned substances the next day. On Friday, Major League Baseball announced that Patton was suspended for 25 games without pay, starting next season, for testing positive for a banned amphetamine. He will be placed on the restricted list for the start of 2014. “I took one because I was stupid,” said Patton, who was 2-0 with a 3.70 ERA in 56 games in 2013.
BUSINESS
February 4, 2013
Happy Super Bowl Monday, Baltimore. Unsurprisingly, game-related topics are getting a lot of attention online today, along with several news stories that broke as the weekend was commencing. That latter category includes the possibility of large, free Wi-Fi networks and America's first space pornographer. If faces on the light rail ride this morning were any sort of accurate indication, most readers are, at best, blinking at this article through a rather dense fog of celebratory hangover, so without further verbosity: || ONLINE TRENDS || Super Bowl (NFL, Ravens, Joe Flacco, #SB47, #Champions)
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | December 20, 2013
Orioles left-hander Troy Patton said he took an Adderall pill four days before this past season ended as a temporary fix to improve focus and then was tested for banned substances the next day. On Friday, Major League Baseball announced that Patton was suspended for 25 games without pay, starting next season, for testing positive for a banned amphetamine. He will be placed on the restricted list for the start of 2014. “I took one because I was stupid,” said Patton, who was 2-0 with a 3.70 ERA in 56 games in 2013.
BUSINESS
February 4, 2013
Happy Super Bowl Monday, Baltimore. Unsurprisingly, game-related topics are getting a lot of attention online today, along with several news stories that broke as the weekend was commencing. That latter category includes the possibility of large, free Wi-Fi networks and America's first space pornographer. If faces on the light rail ride this morning were any sort of accurate indication, most readers are, at best, blinking at this article through a rather dense fog of celebratory hangover, so without further verbosity: || ONLINE TRENDS || Super Bowl (NFL, Ravens, Joe Flacco, #SB47, #Champions)
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