In this issue: FDA targeting long-acting and extended-release opioids; workers largely unaware of employers' safety efforts; officer's oxycodone overdose doesn't secure benefits for widow; keeping traveling workers healthy and off workers' comp; and more.
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Now that the PPACA has won its day in court, the workers' comp world should be happy to welcome the law's roll out because it won't need to pay for non-occupational injuries and will lead to less squabbling over treatment.
Returning injured workers to the workforce can be tricky in the current economic environment. Some employers question whether it is feasible to pay a less-productive injured worker and may instead consider replacing that employee with a less expensive new hire.