Opioid Use Declines

California’s workers’ comp industry is continuing to make progress in weeing itself off its opioid addiction. New data from the California Workers’ Compensation Institute indicates that not only is the percentage of claims with opioid prescriptions down, the claims that do involve opioids are now using lower dosages and have fewer opioid prescriptions overall. The … Read More »

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H1N1 Flu Raises Concerns, Workers’ Comp and Otherwise

The threat of the H1N1 or swine flu outbreak turning into a full-blown pandemic has raised concerns across the nation, and while it is a health concern for everyone, those associated with the workers’ comp system are especially on edge. The government has warned that the regular flu season in the fall may be an … Read More »

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