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Commission Exploring Possible Fraud in Opioid Prescriptions

By Greg Jones (Senior Editor)

Thursday, January 12, 2012 | 0

By Greg Jones, Western Bureau ChiefSAN JOSE, Calif. -- The commission that disperses money to district attorneys throughout California to prosecute workers' compensation fraud wants to know if fraud is driving an increase in prescriptions for narcotics and powerful painkillers documented by organizations such as the California Workers' Compensation Institute.The Fraud Assessment Commission, at a meeting on Wednesday in San Jose, took the first steps toward creating a subcommittee charged with examining the factors that are driving the increase in Schedule II prescriptions, and whether ...

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