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Workers' Compensation News


Formulary Criteria Tailor Made for One Commercial Vendor Over the Other 06/13/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 599 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York Workers’ Compensation Board is advertising for a vendor to establish its prescription drug formulary, but the board appears to have narrowly tailored its program description to fit only one of the two commercial plans available. ...Read More

FDA Asks Drug-Maker to Stop Selling Opioid Opana ER 06/12/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 402 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has asked Endo Pharmaceuticals to remove its opioid pain medication, reformulated Opana ER, from the market due to concerns about the drug’s potential for abuse. ...Read More

Frank Sodaro Named Deputy CFO at Old Republic 06/12/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 278 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Old Republic International Corp. has hired Frank Sodaro as senior vice president and deputy chief financial officer, a newly created position, effective June 13.   ...Read More

Football Player Didn't Establish Employment Relationship With League 06/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 536 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a football player was not entitled to benefits from the Arena Football League because there was no employer-employee relationship between them when he was injured during the tryout process. ...Read More

Fake Insurance Broker Receives 70-Month Sentence 06/05/2017
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 375 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A man who pretended to be an insurance broker and collected more than $1.2 million in premiums on fictitious policies has been sentenced to 70 months in federal prison. ...Read More

Funeral Saturday for Firefighter Who Fought for Cancer Presumption 06/02/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 662 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The namesake for legislation that created a cancer presumption for firefighters will be laid to rest Saturday in Chardon. ...Read More

Formulary Aside, 6 Work Comp Bills Gain Traction in Legislature 05/31/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 623 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Though much of the attention Louisiana lawmakers have given workers' compensation this year has gone to the issue of whether to adopt a formulary, legislators have advanced a number of other bills this year that affect the industry. ...Read More

Formulary Most Likely Faces Governor's Veto, Stakeholders Say 05/31/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 571 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois House of Representatives is expected before the 2017 legislative session adjourns today to pass legislation calling for a closed formulary, but supporters and opponents doubt Gov. Bruce Rauner will sign the measure because of other provisions. ...Read More

Former Industrial Commission Chairman Announces Run for Judgeship 05/31/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 653 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The former chairman of the North Carolina Industrial Commission announced Monday that he is running for a seat on the state Court of Appeals in 2018. ...Read More

Firefighter Presumption Law Stalls Again 05/30/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 978 | 0 | Popular with Legal
For 16 years, firefighters in Montana have been attempting to get a presumption law passed linking lung disease to their employment for workers' compensation purposes, the Great Falls Tribune wrote in a Friday feature story.  ...Read More
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