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Langham: PDMP and Opioids in Ohio 03/27/2017
By: David Langham
State: OH | Segment: Top | 713 | 0
A recent article in the Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association caught my eye, "Strategies and policies to address the opioid epidemic: A case study of Ohio." The issue is se...Read More

Langham: Defense Fees, Loss Cost and More 03/22/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 1085 | 0 | Popular with Legal
I recently had the opportunity to discuss workers' compensation with an attendee at a legislative meeting. The attendee explained to me a perception that workers' compensation insurance companies in Florida defend compensation cases too extensively. This attendee perceived that there is a...Read More

Langham: Wondering Whether to Object? 03/16/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 622 | 0 | Popular with Array
Do parties in litigation have a right to speak their piece? ...Read More
Lynch: Who Knew? Medical Marijuana Works (at Least for Chronic Pain) 03/13/2017
By: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 913 | 0
Dr. Dean Hashimoto is a highly respected researcher and teacher, practicing at Massachusetts’ Partners Health Care (think Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital) and teaching at Boston College Law School. At WCRI’s Annual Conference March 2, his topic was "Medical Mariju...Read More

Langham: Compelling Florida Fee Petitions 03/10/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 867 | 0
The Florida First District Court of Appeal in September 2016 rendered Law Offices of William Souza v. Truly Nolan. It is an interesting analysis that has answered a few questions, but perh...Read More
Langham: Another 2017 Legislative Discussion 03/03/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 756 | 0
It is Thursday, March 2, and the Florida regular legislative session begins next Tuesday, March 7. It will run no later than May 5, 2017. The Florida Constitution limits regular sessions of the Legisl...Read More

Langham: Challenges in Policing Appearance 02/28/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 715 | 0
Last fall, I ran across an article about banning flip-flops and exposed belly buttons for Kentucky employees. This described a broad policy for all Kentucky state employees, and a more specific set of guidelines for the Kentucky Labor Cabinet. It struck me as interesting because of vari...Read More

Luna: The Problem With Treatment Guidelines and Drug Formularies 02/27/2017
By: Carlos Luna
State: NA | Segment: Top | 915 | 0
Participating in legislative discussions across the country on the efficacy of adopting evidence-based medicine (EBM) treatment guidelines and drug formularies has given me a front row seat into an area of significant concern.  ...Read More

Langham: An Act Relating to Workers' Compensation 02/15/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 935 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Valentine's Day 2017 brought a news release from Associated Industries of Florida (AIF). ...Read More

Langham: A Very Brief Case Worthy of Study 02/08/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 763 | 0
On June 9, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court decided Westphal v. City of St. Petersburg, 194 So.3d 311 (2016). By this time, that is likely "old news" to most who read this blog. ...Read More
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