The Opioid Epidemic and its Impact in Workers’ Compensation

09/20/2017

Despite the warnings about addiction and the increase in opioid-related deaths, approximately 32% of work-related injuries are currently treated with opioid prescriptions. Although the government has taken steps to combat the opioid epidemic, this is a complex issue that requires the action of multiple groups.

Download this whitepaper to learn more about the opioid epidemic's impact on workers' compensation, including:

  • How opioid prescriptions became an issue
  • What alternative treatments exist
  • Regulatory trends to reduce opioid use