Workers' Compensation

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Obamacare’s Impact on Workers’ Compensation Prescription Drug Costs: Experts Predict Greater Drug Utilization and Offer Solutions
Posted on 5 Nov 2012 by John Stahl

By John Stahl, Esq. The near certainty that provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a.k.a. Obamacare, will contribute to the increasing tendency to prescribe workers’ compensation claimants opioids prompted Risk & Insurance to conduct... Read More

CWCI Study Reveals a Recent Decline in the Use of Opioid Painkillers in California Workers’ Comp
Posted on 10 Jul 2012 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

Amid a glaring public spotlight, a growing body of evidence about the repercussions of using major narcotics to treat chronic pain, and improved medical management, cost containment and pharmaceutical controls, the use of Schedule II opioid painkillers... Read More

Opiates, Up Close and Personal
Posted on 16 Jan 2012 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. I lost a friend recently. He had an “accidental” overdose of fentanyl. He was 53 years old. He graduated with honors from Harvard Medical School and became a skilled plastic surgeon with a fellowship in hand surgery... Read More

Narcotics Use Mismanaged: Guidelines Ignored
Posted on 8 Jun 2012 by John Stahl

The most disturbing conclusion that the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) presented in a webinar entitled “Use of Narcotics and Compliance with Guidelines” was that many workers’ compensation claimants (claimants... Read More