In January 2004, Major League Baseball announced a new drug policy which originally included random, offseason testing and 10-day suspensions for first-time offenders, 30-days for second-time offenders, 60-days for third-time offenders, and one year for fourth-time offenders, all without pay, in an effort to curtail performance-enhancing drug use (PED) in professional baseball. This policy strengthened baseball's pre-existing ban on controlled substances , including steroids, which has been in effect since 1991.  The policy was to be reviewed in 2008, but under pressure from the . Congress , on November 15, 2005, players and owners agreed to tougher penalties; a 50-game suspension for a first offense, a 100-game suspension for a second, and a lifetime ban for a third.
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Si bien son muy efectivos para aliviar el dolor y reducir la inflamación, los AINE no son la mejor opción para todos. La elección de un AINE u otro medicamento dependerá de muchos factores. Si los AINE no son adecuados para usted, existen muchas otras opciones de medicamentos que su reumatólogo podría sugerirle. Además de los medicamentos, existen otros tratamientos que pueden ayudar a reducir el dolor. Estos son inyecciones de corticoesteroides (vacunas) en el lugar afectado, fisioterapia, uso de calor o frío, terapias de masaje y relajación y acupuntura.