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Workers' Compensation News

 

Snyder: Held Hostage by a Torturous Claim? 08/14/2019
By: Teddy Snyder
State: NA | Segment: Top | 221 | 0
Do you feel like you and your clients are hostage to a claim that goes on and on? ...Read More
 
 

Hole: A Disappointing Decision 08/13/2019
By: Trisha Hole
State: OR | Segment: Top | 436 | 0
In a very disappointing decision for employers and insurers issued Thursday, the Oregon Supreme Court held that the presence of a legally cognizable pre-existing condition is no longer sufficient to apportion permanent impairment in the absence of combined condition processing. ...Read More
 
 

Anders: What Generic Lyrica Means for MSAs 08/05/2019
By: Daniel M. Anders
State: NA | Segment: Top | 507 | 0
On July 19,  the Food and Drug Administration approved multiple applications for the first generics of Lyrica (pregabalin). This follows the expiration of Pfizer’s patent on Lyrica at the end of June. The generic is expected to be available at pharmacies in the coming weeks. ...Read More
 
 

Young: Where There's Smoke, There Are Health Hazards 08/02/2019
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 376 | 1
California has now adopted interim standards for worker smoke exposure. ...Read More
 
 

Anders: What Does Generic Lyrica Mean for MSAs? 08/01/2019
By: Dan Anders
State: NA | Segment: Top | 339 | 0
On July 19, the Food and Drug Administration approved multiple applications for the first generics of Lyrica (pregabalin). This follows the expiration of Pfizer’s patent on Lyrica at the end of June. The generic is expected to be available at pharmacies in the coming weeks. ...Read More
 
 

Fein: Better Treatments for Opioid Addiction 07/31/2019
By: Lewis Fein
State: NA | Segment: Top | 202 | 0
The opioid epidemic is a moral hazard of existential proportions — a test of the moral health of the insurance industry in which the question is, will insurers acknowledge the severity of this threat by subsidizing better ways to treat it? ...Read More
 
 

Castillo: A Manufactured Crisis 07/30/2019
By: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 298 | 0
The Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) released its 2019 State of the System Report last week, and it continues to paint a rosy picture for e...Read More
 
 

Langham: Who Should Be in the Room 07/29/2019
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 457 | 0
WorkCompCentral recently reported "Task Force Members Surprised by Self-Insurers' Contention." The story describes efforts of the Alabama Bar to recommend legisl...Read More
 
 

Grinberg: Death Benefits Not Barred by SOL; Stips Don't Resolve 'Date of Injury' 07/26/2019
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 408 | 0
Are you feeling a little too cheerful? Do you need something to bring your happiness down a notch or two? How about the grim and dark subject of death to keep those joyful inclinations in check? ...Read More
 
 

Young: More Tech on the Way 07/25/2019
By: Julius Young
State: NA | Segment: Top | 328 | 0
Expect much more high tech in the workers’ comp world. ...Read More
 
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