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Royals' Ryan Madson gets some support for stance on HGH as treatment option

Royals' Ryan Madson gets some support for stance on HGH as treatment option

— Ryan Madson does not mean to be provocative. He makes his living as a professional athlete, a World Series pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, with access to all the latest and greatest treatments designed to get him back on the field as soon as possible.

Almost all, that is. Madson would like to know why a baseball player cannot consider the use of human growth hormone.

Not to enhance his performance. Madson is absolutely clear about that.

However, after enduring three painful and frustrating years trying to coax his surgically repaired arm back into major-league shape, he wonders why HGH should not be available as a treatment option, under medical...

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