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Opioid prescriptions killing workers, wreaking havoc on workers' comp systems

Workers' compensation, Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk, Research and reports
A major report, prompted by a public health emergency declared by US President Donald Trump, has found a high proportion of injured workers are prescribed opioids, often unnecessarily, exposing them to the risk of addiction within days of use and driving up employers' workers' comp costs.




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