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Is Opioid Use Under Control in Workers’ Compensation?

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Rita Wilson

With the recent publication of the ACOEM Guidelines for Opioid Use and new guidelines from the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) that include very specific recommendations to monitor opioid use, the question was raised generically as to whether opioid use is under control in workers’…

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Managing Chronic Pain in Older Adults

Posted on April 8, 2014 by Rita Wilson

According to the ACPA (American Chronic Pain Association) Resource Guide to Chronic Pain Management, “persistent or chronic pain is prevalent in older adults.” “Nearly one third of all prescribed medications are for patients over the age of 65 years.   More than thirty…

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DEA Proposes Reclassification of Hydrocodone Products

Posted on April 6, 2014 by Rita Wilson

On  March 5, 2014, the DEA issued an NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rule Making) to move hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) from their current classification as Schedule III narcotics to Schedule II, a classification reserved for the most harmful and potentially…

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