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FDA Approves Non-Opioid Lucemyra for Opioid Withdrawal Treatment 05/18/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 425 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 96 min read
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first non-opioid drug to relieve opioid withdrawal symptoms. The FDA ...Read More

Fraud Division Collects $5 Million in Penalties, Thanks to Earlier Investigations 05/17/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 174 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 148 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission's fraud and compliance division so far this fiscal year has collected $5.1 million in penalties from companies that fail to carry adequate workers' compensation insurance. ...Read More

Feds See Little Evidence for Restitution in Pacific Hospital Case 05/16/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1357 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
Insurance companies and patients are seeking more than $181 million in restitution from the conspirators behind the kickback scheme at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, but prosecutors said in court filings that they have little evidence to support the demands. ...Read More

Fatal Factory Fire Sparks $281K Penalty 05/15/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 357 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 84 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a cosmetics manufacturer in New Windsor, New York, after a November fire killed a worker. ...Read More

Franchisors Are Not Employers, Says Bill Set for House Vote This Week 05/14/2018
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 204 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
Another bill designed to clarify the employer-worker relationship in the modern age could pass a state legislature this week. ...Read More

Fee Schedule Update Boosts Conversion Factor by 1.5% 05/04/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 546 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 297 min read
Washington state medical providers who treat injured workers are getting a 1.5% pay raise, under a change in conversion factors included in an updated Department of Labor & Industries rule. ...Read More

Firefighter Cancer Bill Heading to Governor 05/03/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 304 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
A bill that would allow the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to increase reimbursement rate for medical treatment provided to some firefighters with accepted cancer claims is heading to the desk of Gov. David Ige. ...Read More

Frenzied Competition May Spark 'Irrational' Pricing, Some Predict 05/02/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 450 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
As the workers’ comp insurance line marks its third straight year of profitability, increasingly intense competition may begin to spark “irrational” pricing, an insurance company CEO said. ...Read More

Forklift With Faulty Brakes Kept in Service for Seven Weeks, OSHA Alleges 04/30/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 130 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A national farm supply company has been issued federal safety citations after allegedly requiring employees to keep using a forklift even after a brake failure caused it to crash into a customer’s vehicle at a facility in Xenia, Ohio. ...Read More

Federal Tax Cuts Prompt Proposed Rate Reductions in Five States 04/23/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1520 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
Workers’ comp insurance rates, which have been falling steadily since early 2015, are getting an additional downward push due to the new federal tax law. ...Read More
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