Federal Agents Arrest Two Dozen Boeing Employees in Prescription Drug Abuse Sting

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration have arrested employees and former employees of Boeing's Ridley Park, Pennsylvania plant and one non-employee in a coordinated, long-term, undercover effort aimed at prescription drug abuse at the manufacturing plant...

CDC Posts Latest Report on Prescription Drug Overdoses

The authors call for mandatory education for physicians as a prerequisite for obtaining Drug Enforcement Administration registration. Read more at the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report .

Workers’ Compensation Issues Prominent in National Summit on Rx Drug Abuse

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 29, 2012) - Several national workers' compensation experts will lead 1.5 hour sessions during the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit April 10-12 at the Walt Disney World Swan Resort in Orlando, Fla. • Joseph Paduda, principal of Health Strategy Associates and president...

Trends in Workers’ Compensation Narcotics Use: Avoiding Early Use is Key

By John Stahl, Esq. A May 2012 report from the National Council on Compensation Insurance Holdings, Inc. , (NCCI) addressed the conclusions of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) that “the overuse of opioid therapy to treat chronic pain conditions is becoming...