The NFL-NFLPA Pain Management Committee (PMC) works to establish uniform standards for club practices and policies regarding pain management and the use of prescription medications by NFL players. As part of that mission, the NFL-NFLPA is working to improve player health through evidence-based treatment of acute and chronic pain. Dr. Kevin Hill and Dr. Geoff Ling, Co-Chairs of the NFL-NFLPA PMC, shared with clubs two white papers – one for players, one for medical staff – that summarize safe and effective alternatives to opioids and the state of the science on cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabis.
Click here to download a PDF version of the white paper for NFL players.
Click here to download a PDF version of the white paper for medical staff.