Workers’ Compensation Reforms May Tackle Rising Opioid Prescriptions

Workers’ Compensation Reforms May Tackle Rising Opioid PrescriptionsLast week we discussed how 2012 Could Be a Workers’ Comp Reform Year. This week we continue talking about reforms. The state Senate in December held a hearing focusing on the abuse of prescription drugs and children getting access to the medications from their parents’ medicine cabinets. The hearing was not centered on workers’ compensation prescriptions, but Association of California Insurance Companies president Mark Sektnan said increased awareness might attract the attention of lawmakers this year.

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