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Posted on July 16th, 2018 by Kevin Ring

Long-term opioid prescriptions greatly increase the duration of temporary disability

Posted on July 12th, 2018 by admin@iwcp

The Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) examined the impact of opioid prescriptions on the duration of temporary disability benefits for workers with lower back injuries. The conclusion: long-term opioid prescriptions lead to temporary disability durations more than three times longer than claims without opioid prescriptions. Long-term is defined as having prescriptions within the first three […]