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  • Category: Opioid Prescriptions

    CDC Reports: Opioid Overdoses

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were more than 70,000 drug overdose deaths in 2017 – and the agency says synthetic opioids (e.g. Fentanyl) were involved in nearly 50,000 of them. Even more horrifying is that the number of opioid-related drug overdoses continues to grow, and Pennsylvania was one of[…]

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    Pennsylvania: Injured Workers and Opioids

    With the goal of striking a balance between abuses by medical professionals who overprescribe opioids to injured workers and the rights of the injured workers themselves to obtain safe and effective medical care, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf recently vetoed a bill that prioritized profits over people. What is Senate Bill 936 and Why Did Governor[…]

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    PA: Opioids for Workers Out on Comp

    The Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) recently confirmed that the second-highest amount of opioid prescriptions prescribed to workers who are out on compensation claims is in the state of Pennsylvania. The rate of opioids prescribed in Pennsylvania per Workers’ Compensation claim is 87% higher than the median state, indicating that overprescribing these addictive and dangerous[…]

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    Opioid Lawsuits

    Sadly, an estimated 150 people die from an opioid overdose every day in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported over 40,000 opioid overdose deaths in 2016, and the death rate continues to climb at an alarming rate. Parents, children, families, hospitals – and now even governmental agencies and attorneys[…]

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    PA’s Opioid Campaign

    Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf recently took several steps to combat the rising rates of addiction and fatal overdoses sweeping across the state. Because he made a disaster declaration, Wolf is allowed to circumvent legislative approval in order to provide emergent recovery efforts. Considering that a total of 4,362 Pennsylvania residents died from drug overdoses in[…]

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