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The Rising Cost of Opioid Narcotics In Workers’ Compensation

Posted on June 23, 2012 by Tower MSA

The  American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine states, “the overuse of opioid therapy to treat chronic pain conditions is becoming epidemic in the United States,” and, “there are many treatments that should be considered before opioids”. According to this organization:…

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NCCI Releases New Study on Effects of Obesity in Workers Comp

Posted on June 20, 2012 by Tower MSA

There is mounting evidence of obesity contributing to the cost of workers compensation. Longitudinal studies by Duke University of its own employees-and by Johns Hopkins University of employees of a multi-site U.S. aluminum manufacturing company-point to substantially higher odds of…

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