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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

Prevalence of Opioids in California Workers’ Comp Holding At Near-Record Highs
Posted on 13 May 2014 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

Despite efforts to curb the use and cost of opioids in California workers’ comp, new CWCI research finds the use of these drugs has remained at record levels since 2010, that virtually the same 3% of high-volume Schedule II opioid prescribing doctors... Read More

10 Myths and Facts About Workers' Compensation
Posted on 29 Dec 2011 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

The LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation Law Community and the award-winning blog Work Comp Roundup have teamed up to present some common myths and facts about workers’ compensation. Our contributors represent different segments of the workers’... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10 Myths and Facts About Workers' Compensation
Posted on 29 Dec 2011 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

The LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation Law Community and the award-winning blog Work Comp Roundup have teamed up to present some common myths and facts about workers’ compensation. Our contributors represent different segments of the workers’... 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