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DWC Working on Opioid Guidelines, other Measures Contemplated

By Jim Sams (Senior Editor)

Thursday, March 21, 2013 | 0

By Jim Sams, Senior EditorSACRAMENTO, Calif. − The Division of Workers' Compensation hopes to update treatment guidelines to include specific standards for opioid use by the end of the year, and that's just part of a potential arsenal against prescription drug abuse that could also include a closed formulary and an expansion of the state's prescription drug-monitoring program, a panel of state lawmakers learned on Wednesday.Department of Industrial Relations Director Christine Baker said during a legislative hearing on opioid abuse in the workers' comp system that updatin...

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