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OSHA Proposes Revision to Beryllium Rule for Construction, Shipyards 06/27/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 291 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Friday announced a proposed rule that would modify the agency’s recent beryllium standards for the construction and shipyard industries. ...Read More
 
 

Opioid Task Force Expected to Focus on Proposed Formulary Today 06/21/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 366 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Two weeks after hearing pitches from formulary vendors, the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Opioid Task Force will hold its fourth meeting at 1:30 p.m. today at a different location. ...Read More
 
 

Occ Doc Sees Progress on Opioids, Says Fight Will Continue 06/20/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 829 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The percentage of workers’ compensation claims in California with an opioid prescription dropped sharply in 2012 and continues to decline. But with the entrenched prescribing practices of some doctors, the problem of unnecessary and excessive prescriptions for narcotic painkillers will...Read More
 
 

OSHA Fines Georgia Pacific $84K After Fatal Accident 06/19/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 444 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Program issued $84,000 in penalties against Georgia Pacific in Big Island for safety violations discovered after a worker fell through a hole in the floor and drowned in a pulp tank. ...Read More
 
 

Owner of Compounding Pharmacy Accused of Making Unapproved Drug 06/12/2017
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 514 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Federal prosecutors charged the owner of a compounding pharmacy in Colorado of illegal interstate sales of selling an unapproved prescription pain cream. ...Read More
 
 

OIG Auditors Reviewing Claims Process for Hanford Workers 06/07/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 664 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Auditors from the Office of the Inspector General are conducting a review of the workers’ compensation claims process at the Hanford Site in Washington state, according to a ...Read More
 
 

OWCP Starts Reining in Compound-Drug Spending 06/06/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 556 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Spending on compound drugs within the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act program has plummeted by 90% — from $20 million a month down to $2 million a month — after a preauthorization requirement was put in place last year. ...Read More
 
 

ODG Formulary Bill Stalls in Senate; Sponsor Vows Return Next Session 06/06/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 561 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill that would have established an Official Disability Guidelines formulary ran out of time and failed to attract the support of a Louisiana Senate committee, its sponsor said Monday. ...Read More
 
 

Officer Election, Actuary Appointment on SAIF Board Agenda 06/05/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 399 | 0 | Popular with Other_other
The board of directors for SAIF Corp. will elect board officers, appoint an actuary and go over the carrier’s first quarter financial report during a meeting in Portland on Wednesday. ...Read More
 
 

Ohio AG Sues Drugmakers Over Opioid Marketing 06/02/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 600 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has filed a lawsuit against five opioid manufacturers, alleging that the drug companies engaged in fraudulent marketing regarding the risks and benefits of prescription opioids that fueled the state's opioid epidemic. ...Read More
 
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