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High Court Declines Review of Decision Cutting off Worker's Fentanyl

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 | 0

An injured Pennsylvania worker whose employer cut her off from a highly addictive opioid painkiller last week failed to persuade the state's highest court to grant her relief.  The Supreme Court declined to allow an appeal by Linda Turner challenging the Commonwealth Court's determination that fentanyl lozenges were not a reasonable and necessary course of treatment for her back injury.Turner hurt her back in 1987 while working for Bedford Somerset MHMR. Her doctor, Dr. Balkissoon Maharajh, prescribed her a topical form of fentanyl, to be administered every three days, and a lozen...

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