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2014-05-14 23:06:44

WCRI's 25-state study, Interstate Variations in Use of Narcotics 2nd Edition, will give public officials, employers, worker advocates, and other stakeholders the ability to examine interstate variations and trends in the use of narcotics and prescribing patterns of pain medications in the workers’ compensation system. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 A new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) found that the amount of narcotics used by an average injured...

2012-10-03 23:03:54

Drug testing was used less frequently in Louisiana than recommended by medical treatment guidelines for chronic opioid management, between 23 and 24 percent of cases with longer-term use of narcotics over the study period from 2007/2009 to 2009/2011. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) October 02, 2012 With opioid misuse a top public health problem in the United States, a new report by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) showed that few physicians in Louisiana were following recommended...

2012-10-03 23:03:50

This report, Longer-Term Use of Opioids, examined longer-term use of narcotics (or opioids) in 21 states and how often recommended medical treatment guidelines for monitoring injured workers with longer-term use were followed by physicians. However, the study found relatively low compliance with the medical treatment guidelines in most states, including New York. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) October 02, 2012 With opioid misuse a top public health problem in the United States, a new report by the...


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