Data from the National Council of Compensation Insurance shows that injured workers who were issued at least one opioid prescription in 2016 received three times as many opioid prescriptions as the U.S. opioid prescribing rate. (Credit: Iryna Imago/Shutterstock) Data from the National Council ofCompensation Insurance shows that injured workers who were issuedat least one opioid prescription in 2016 received three times asmany opioid prescriptions as the U.S. opioid prescribing rate.(Credit: Iryna Imago/Shutterstock)

The insurance industry is no stranger to responding to crises.Its inception dates back to the Great Fire of London in 1666, andthere has been no shortage of disasters since then.

One of the latest catastrophes to capture the industry'sattention and resources is the ongoing opioid crisis.

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Denny Jacob

Denny Jacob is an associate editor for NU PropertyCasualty360. Contact him at [email protected].