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New Study Links Pre-Injury Opioid and Benzodiazepine Use with Risk and Cost of Post-Injury Disability
Posted on 20 Apr 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

A study to be published by the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine supports the widely-held — although not thoroughly documented — notion that pre-injury opioid and benzodiazepine use may increase the risk and cost of disability... Read More

New Study Documents Significant Increases in Fatal Benzodiazepine Overdoses
Posted on 17 Mar 2016 by Thomas A. Robinson

Fatal Overdoses Increased Five-Fold from 1996 to 2013 According to a study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health [ See Bachhuber, Marcus A., MD, MSHP, et al., “ Increasing Benzodiazepine Prescriptions and Overdose Mortality... Read More

Interrelationship Between Personal and Occupational Risk Factors Complicates Opioid/Benzodiazepine Crisis
Posted on 1 Dec 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

Building on prior research, a recent study sponsored in part by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) identifies eight models that demonstrate the interrelationships... Read More

Recent Veterans Study Has Important Implications for Workers’ Comp World
Posted on 15 Mar 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

Concomitant Benzodiazepine-Opioid Use Increases Risks of Adverse Outcomes Adding additional strength to the swell of medical research warning us about the dangers of combining opioid and benzodiazepine medications, a recent study published by the International... Read More

The One-Two Punch of Benzodiazepines and Opioids on Workers’ Compensation Claim Costs
Posted on 7 Aug 2014 by Thomas A. Robinson

New study finds combined use of these drugs significantly increases workers’ comp costs Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , is a leading commentator and expert... Read More

Medications Every Lawyer and Judge Should Know
Posted on 13 Oct 2010 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

© Copyright 2010 by Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., a member of the LexisNexis Group. All rights reserved. Excerpted from The Lawyer’s Guide to the AMA Guides and California Workers’ Compensation , 2011 Edition (available December... Read More