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Prescription Drug Abuse in America (Part One): The Problem
Posted on 8 Nov 2011 by Stuart D. Colburn

By Stuart Colburn, Esq., Downs Stanford, P.C. A November 2011 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report describes prescription painkiller abuse as “a public health epidemic.” The CDC concludes that “improving the way... Read More

CDC Posts Latest Report on Prescription Drug Overdoses
Posted on 19 Jan 2012 by Workers' Compensation Law Community Staff

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 . Read More

CDC Reports on Worse States for Binge Drinking by Adults and Impact on Work Productivity
Posted on 23 Jan 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

The CDC reports that 38 million adults binge drink, 4 times a month, with 8 drinks on average per binge. Drinking causes 80,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, and costs the economy $223.5B in terms of health care expenses, crime and lost productivity... Read More

National Workers' Comp News Roundup (1/23/2012): Powered by Larson's
Posted on 23 Jan 2012 by Robin E. Kobayashi

NCOIL Conference to Address Physician Repackaging, Volunteer Firefighters, Migrant Workers . PCI Announces 2012 State Advocacy Priorities, Need to Combat Rising WC Costs . National Drug Abuse Summit to Be Held April 10-12, Orlando, FL . ... Read More

Prescription Drug Abuse in America (Part One): The Problem
Posted on 8 Nov 2011 by Stuart D. Colburn

By Stuart Colburn, Esq., Downs Stanford, P.C. A November 2011 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report describes prescription painkiller abuse as “a public health epidemic.” The CDC concludes that “improving the way... Read More

CDC Posts Latest Report on Prescription Drug Overdoses
Posted on 19 Jan 2012 by Workers' Compensation Law Community Staff

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 . Read More

CDC Reports on Worse States for Binge Drinking by Adults and Impact on Work Productivity
Posted on 23 Jan 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

The CDC reports that 38 million adults binge drink, 4 times a month, with 8 drinks on average per binge. Drinking causes 80,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, and costs the economy $223.5B in terms of health care expenses, crime and lost productivity... Read More

National Workers' Comp News Roundup (1/23/2012): Powered by Larson's
Posted on 23 Jan 2012 by Robin E. Kobayashi

NCOIL Conference to Address Physician Repackaging, Volunteer Firefighters, Migrant Workers . PCI Announces 2012 State Advocacy Priorities, Need to Combat Rising WC Costs . National Drug Abuse Summit to Be Held April 10-12, Orlando, FL... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (12/21/2012)
Posted on 21 Dec 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: SMART Act Passed by House to Streamline Medicare Secondary... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (10/15/2012)
Posted on 15 Oct 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: WCRI Studies Show Impact of Recession, Reforms on 16... Read More

New CMS Life Expectancy Table Effective July 19, 2010
Posted on 12 Jul 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Lansing, MI (CompNewsNetwork) - The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has published its 2006 United States Life Tables. Effective July 19, 2010, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin referencing the CDC's Table 1: Life... Read More