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Opioid Use a Growing Epidemic in Workers’ Comp

Opioid misuse and abuse is a huge problem in the workers’ compensation field, contributing to an increase in deaths and medical costs.

Meant to be prescribed after major surgeries or major trauma, these drugs are intended for short-term use or end-of-life cancer pain. “Short-term” is meant to signify a span of a few days or weeks—not years, as the current trend indicates.

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