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Big Pharma and Big Influence: Get the Reps Out of Med Schools 02/22/2013
State: NA | Segment: | 267 | 0
Two recently published studies suggest that big pharma's influence is real and that it starts very early in a doctor's career.  Medical schools have long been fertile ground for drug companies and their representatives to establish cozy relationships with doctors in hopes of influencing...Read More
 
 
Big Macs, Booze and Bricks 06/04/2012
By: Charles D. Lawson
State: TN | Segment: | 327 | 0
Two Murfreesboro, Tenn. men, miffed at their incorrect order from a McDonald's drive-through, went back to the restaurant for a correction. They claim the manager was less than helpful, dropping the "F-bomb" on them, and telling them to take a hike.They did. Straight home to a pile o...Read More
 
 
Bill Eliminating Liberal Construction is Bad Policy 05/29/2012
State: LA | Segment: | 408 | 0
"Disputes concerning the facts in workers' compensation cases shall not be given a broad, liberal construction in favor of either employees or employers; the laws pertaining to workers' compensation shall be construed in accordance with the basic principles of statutory construction and not ...Read More
 
 
Benefits for Activities of Daily Life will Massacre the Golden Goose 05/18/2012
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: | 313 | 0 | Popular with Employer
As fast as we reported on the report from Illinois state Attorney General Lisa Madigan about issues facing the workers' compensation program for state workers, we saw another impossible-to-understand workers' compensation claim and ruling out of, you guessed it, the Menard Correctional Cente...Read More
 
 
Biology is Different in Ariz., when Driven by Politics 03/22/2012
State: AZ | Segment: | 343 | 0
The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and the Work Loss Data Institute (WLDI) have a constant public relations campaign going on convincing states that have not yet adopted medical treatment guidelines that it is more efficient and ethical to adopt national based st...Read More
 
 
Bill Puts More Power in Hands of Physicians who Dispense Drugs 02/29/2012
By: Michael Rabinowitz
State: FL | Segment: | 665 | 0
In a state with the second highest incidence of drug overdose deaths in the nation, I am surprised that this type of legislation is getting steam. I’ve written before about physicians prescribing drugs and dispensing themselves. Chapter 440 has specific language that forbids an emp...Read More
 
 
Bring Workers' Comp Benefits in Line with Other States 02/13/2012
By: Indiana State Sen. Karen Tallian
State: IN | Segment: | 389 | 0
State Sen. Karen Tallian (D-Portage) says she is extremely disappointed that a bill she authored to bring Indiana's workers' compensation benefits in line with other states will not receive a hearing this year. The legislation, Senate Bill 346, was not given a public hearing in a Senate comm...Read More
 
 
Businesses Getting Left at the Alter on Workers' Comp Savings 01/24/2012
By: Arik D. Hetue
State: IL | Segment: | 326 | 0
Utilization review, or UR, became a fixture for the Illinois workers’ compensation system when it was brought to our state by a prominent Illinois claimant lawyer as part of the 2005-6 amendments to the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act. Five years of limited effectiveness and disappointm...Read More
 
 
Bad News for Nev. Injured Workers who Fall at Work? 12/23/2011
State: NV | Segment: | 354 | 0
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010, about a fifth of all workplace fatalities in Nevada were caused by a worker falling. Almost every serious fall injury I've handled in the Nevada work comp arena in the past 15 years was caused  either by the employer's obvious f...Read More
 
 
Brown v. US Steel: A Story of Retirement Benefits and MSP Triggers 11/23/2011
By: Jennifer Jordan
State: NA | Segment: | 429 | 0
Understanding the order of priority in determining who pays first when Medicare is involved can be extremely complex. As I reported earlier this year, where you are in the payer lineup may very well be your defense to Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSP) claims brought against you as it cannot always ...Read More
 
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