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What is pentosan polysulphate sodium (PPS) and why are AFL players using it?

AFL players are reportedly being treated with injections of the drug pentosan polysulphate sodium (PPS) for knee and bone pain. While PPS is approved for use in Australia in oral capsule form to treat bladder inflammation, it is not yet approved as an injection for joint problems. Up to 50 current and former AFL players are reported to ...

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