Reducing Narcotics Abuse in Workers Compensation (PDF opens in new window)
by Tron Emptage, Progressive Medical
On-the-job injuries often involve chronic pain and long-term liability for workers compensation payors. Many times, pain from a chronic injury is treated with narcotics.
According to the 2010 Progressive Medical Drug Spend Analysis, narcotic spending accounts for 34 percent of workers compensation medication expenses.
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