The War Against Prescription Drug Abuse Will Be Fought Patient by Patient, Pill by Pill

This commentary is written in response to the White House report entitled “Epidemic: Responding to America’s Prescription Drug Abuse Crises,” which states that, “Prescription drug abuse is the Nation’s fastest-growing drug problem.” There is indeed a crisis of prescription...

Florida Reforms Effectively Addressing Opioid Plague

The topic of opioid abuse in workers’ compensation largely focuses on the causes and costs of that abuse to the effectiveness of the state-level reforms that address what some experts identify as a “plague.” Particularly alarming opioid-related statistics and the high cost of prescription...

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: An Effective Front in the Prescription Drug Abuse War?

Over the past two decades, prescription drug abuse has been on the rise. The public health dangers associated with this disturbing trend are self-evident. In an ongoing effort to curb this abuse, most states have over the years adopted some form of electronic prescription drug monitoring programs, or...