The NFL is considering allowing players to get prescriptions for cVS Caremarks, the company that makes CVS Prescription Medication, in order to improve their health and well-being, sources told ESPN.
The move comes after several reports surfaced that CVS had been working to develop and market a new form of medication that could help alleviate the pain associated with concussions.
The NFL, which has yet to approve the medication, is looking into it as well.
CVS, which is based in San Diego, is also developing a prescription-only version of its CVS Health brand of pills for NFL players.
The company said on its website that it’s not currently developing a generic form of the drug that can be dispensed by NFL players without having to pay an annual fee.
The team could have the medication in stores, but only on a limited basis, a company spokesperson told ESPN on Thursday.
CVC is owned by drugmaker Eli Lilly, which recently agreed to buy CVS in a $2.4 billion deal that could boost its revenue by more than $1 billion a year.