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NY: WCB Posts MT Guidelines & Prescribed Narcotic Medications

New York, NY (CompNewsNetwork) - Concerns have been raised that claimants on long term narcotics and other pain medications will have their medications discontinued because of recommendations in the Medical Treatment Guidelines (MTG). This is not true. Claimants who have been receiving long term narcotics...

Reforming Chronic Pain Treatment: New Attitudes and Better Knowledge Advocated

The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare authorized the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to study issues related to chronic pain. One reason for this effort was that chronic pain issues annually cost the workers’ compensation system and society as a whole an estimated $635...

High Costs of Longer-Term Opioid Use: Workers’ Compensation Study Finds Heavy Use Compounds Medical Issues

Proof that “a higher use of opioids [among patients with occupational diseases] may … lead to addiction, increased disability or work loss, and even death” prompted the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute to conduct a study entitled “Longer-Term Use of Opioids.”...