Workers' Compensation

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Workers’ Compensation Issues Prominent in National Summit on Rx Drug Abuse
Posted on 1 Mar 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

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... Read More

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

High Costs of Longer-Term Opioid Use: Workers’ Compensation Study Finds Heavy Use Compounds Medical Issues
Posted on 4 Oct 2012 by John Stahl

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... Read More

Combatting the Evils of Opioid Addiction: When the Cure Is Worse Than the Disease
Posted on 10 Mar 2013 by John Stahl

By John Stahl, Esq. LexisNexis Online Subscribers: Citations below link to Lexis Advance. Bracketed citations link to lexis.com. The numerous ills associated with workers’ compensation claimants (claimants) abusing prescribed opioids is a... 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

Trends in Workers’ Compensation Narcotics Use: Avoiding Early Use is Key
Posted on 6 Jun 2012 by John Stahl

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... Read More