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FDA Seeks Opioid Guidelines Tailored to Specific Conditions 08/24/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 437 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 208 min read
Current federal guidelines discourage the use of opioids for treating acute pain beyond three to seven days. But what if the guidelines were more specific, with prescribing recommendations for pain resulting from a bone fracture, a knee surgery or a spinal fusion — all based on medical...Read More

First-of-its-Kind Legal Action Taken Against Opioid Prescribers 08/24/2018
State: OH | Segment: Top | 343 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
In what’s being described as a first-of-its-kind move against doctors suspected of illegally prescribing opioids, temporary restraining orders were issued that forbid two Ohio doctors from writing prescriptions. ...Read More

Fraud, Out-of-State Coverage and Drayage Bills Amended 08/22/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 417 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The chairman of the California Assembly Insurance Committee eliminated contentious language relating to privacy laws from a fraud-fighting bill and attempted to further clarify conditions in which police officers can be covered for injuries occurring outside of the state. ...Read More

Fiscal Committee Passes Death Benefit Filing Extension 08/20/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 367 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 83 min read
The Assembly Appropriations Committee on Thursday passed a bill that would preserve the extended deadline for beneficiaries of police and firefighters to file claims for death benefits in California. ...Read More

Fraud Reporting, Supplemental Fund Bill Costs 'Inconsistent' With Gov's Fiscal Plan 08/17/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1123 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
A handful of bills, including two anti-fraud measures, remain on hold over concerns about millions of dollars in costs to state agencies as California lawmakers prepare to adjourn the 2018 session at the end of the month. ...Read More

Formulary Regs Could Let Assistants Handle Peer-to-Peer Interviews 08/17/2018
State: KY | Segment: Top | 244 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
Implementing changes required by a reform measure as sweeping as House Bill 2 is no easy task, especially with a December deadline looming, according to members of an advisory committee that has met regularly for the past two months. ...Read More
Firefighters, Attorneys Say Cities Find Ways To Fight Presumption 08/14/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 269 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
Texas firefighters and their attorneys are hoping the Legislature will close some gaps in the state's cancer presumption law that they say have made it easier for cities to avoid paying benefits. Several Texas attorneys and firefighters’ union leaders allege a systemat...Read More

Feds Say Younger Drobot Lied About $250,000 Payment at Sentencing 08/13/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1895 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
A federal judge ordered Michael R. Drobot to appear in person for a hearing to determine whether he should be held in contempt for allegedly misleading the court into thinking he had already paid part of a personal money judgment when he was sentenced. ...Read More

Finalists Named for Two Seats on Work Comp Court 08/13/2018
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 181 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 2 min read
The Rhode Island Judicial Nominating Commission has chosen five finalists for two seats on the state’s Workers’ Compensation Court. T...Read More

FUBA Switches to Lancer Indemnity for Members' WC Coverage 08/13/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 276 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The Florida United Businesses Association now offers its members workers' compensation insurance through Lancer Indemnity Corp., the group announced this week. ...Read More
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