The game is changing when it comes to sports medicine and opioids

WDSU - The game has changed when it comes to sports medicine and prescribing painkillers, according to Tulane's Dr. Felix "Buddy" Savoie.

Savoie said when he started out 30 years ago as an orthopedic surgeon, the rules of prescribing opioids were much different than they are with today's athletes. He said during that time, drugs were quickly prescribed to get athletes back on the field as quickly as possible.