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Federal Agents Arrest Two Dozen Boeing Employees in Prescription Drug Abuse Sting

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration have arrested employees and former employees of Boeing's Ridley Park, Pennsylvania plant and one non-employee in a coordinated, long-term, undercover effort aimed at prescription drug abuse at the manufacturing plant...

CDC Posts Latest Report on Prescription Drug Overdoses

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 .

National Workers' Comp News Roundup (1/23/2012): Powered by Larson's

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 . CDC Posts Latest Report on Prescription Drug Overdoses...

Workers’ Compensation Issues Prominent in National Summit on Rx Drug Abuse

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 of Health Strategy Associates and president...

Trends in Workers’ Compensation Narcotics Use: Avoiding Early Use is Key

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 therapy to treat chronic pain conditions is becoming...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (9/10/2012)

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: Illicit Drug Use May Vary by Payer Type; Detection Rate as High as 17% . NCCI Posts Latest National...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Alcohol and Drug Use Did Not Break Chain of Causation

Larson's Spotlight on Causation, Total Permanent Disability, Viagra, and Substantially Certain. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has compiled the list below. ...

Understanding the Concept of 'Legal Impairment': Legalized Marijuana in the Workplace

By John Stahl, Esq. The legal implications of decriminalizing limited marijuana-related activity in some states extend beyond basic challenges such as amending zoning laws to accommodate medical marijuana dispensaries. The associated increasingly large populations of employees that are introducing...

California: Opioid Medications in the Treatment of Work-Related Injuries

According to the Department of Industrial Relations Director Christine Baker, “ opioid misuse is a national concern ”. As a result of this “misuse”, the Division of Workers’ Compensation recently posted proposed “ Guidelines for the Use of Opioids to Treat Work Related...

A New Mediation Track to Combat Opioid Use by Injured Workers

Massachusetts’ new pilot program aims to break the emphasis on opioids On October 23, 2015, attorneys and judges from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire gathered at Gillette Stadium to discuss a variety of workers’ compensation issues that affect all three states. This is the...

Up In Smoke: Medical Marijuana – The Latest Research and How Will It Impact Injured Workers?

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. Marijuana is used medicinally or recreationally once a year by at least 128 million people in the world since 2012 according to global epidemiology studies. Growing up in California means easy access to marijuana from elementary school through college and beyond. The “high”...