Recent Study Links Opioid Use to Escalation in Overall Claim Cost

The over-prescribing of opioids and subsequent problems of addiction, overdose and even death is a public health crisis that has dramatically impacted workers’ compensation. A startling 55 to 85 percent of injured workers receive narcotics for chronic pain. A recent study by Accident Fund Holdings and Johns Hopkins University examined the interrelationship between the utilization […]...Read more