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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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Opioid Therapy: Red Flags That Warrant Intervention

Posted on February 24, 2014 by Rita Wilson

Signs that opioid therapy is being abused in a workers’ compensation claim can be difficult to pinpoint. The behavior may not seem consistent due to the nature of the injury, so sometimes it can go undetected.  This article provides 5 basic criteria to assist in recognizing…

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Recent Study Links Opioid Use to Escalation in Overall Claim Cost

Posted on September 23, 2012 by Rita Wilson

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…

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The Rising Cost of Opioid Narcotics In Workers Compensation

Posted on June 23, 2012 by Tower MSA Partners

New studies and research on Narcotics In Workers’ Compensation. 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…

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