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Comp Gurus Take Issue With AMA's Call for Loosened Opioid Regulations

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Thursday, September 10, 2020 | 430 | 0 | 117 min read

The prescription opioid crisis is far from over, despite recent reports suggesting otherwise, panelists said during the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions annual conference Wednesday. “It's flattened out, maybe gone down a little bit, but it's too early to call it a victory,” especially with the spike in substance abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic, said Brian Allen, vice president of government affairs at Mitchell International. Mark Pew, senior vice president at Preferred Medical, agreed, saying many injured workers who began opioids...

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