Monthly Archives: October 2016

In medical news:

A new report published in JAMA indicates that buprenorphine implants are “noninferior, and may be more effective than sublingual dosing [oral] for helping opioid-dependent adults maintain abstinence.”

In local news:

LWC has been awarded a $1,550,000 million grant by the U.S Department of Labor for the Expanding Opportunities Today to Meet Tomorrow’s Needs project, which is aimed at increasing the number of registered apprentices throughout the state.

In educational news:

“Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark” has announced its next complimentary webinar, noting the importance of occupational health to the workers’ compensation industry.

In safety news:

OSHA recently renewed its alliance with the American Staffing Association with the goal of protecting temporary employees from workplace hazards.

In continuing news:

Comedian and social critic John Oliver recently addressed opioid overprescription and addiction in his main story on his HBO show “Last Week Tonight.”

In local news:

LWCC announced that longtime executive Mike DeLaat retired from his position of senior vice president and chief financial officer after 16 years of service to the company.

In industry news:

A new episode of A.M. BestTV addresses the success of state funds in the midst of this persistently soft U.S. workers’ comp market.

In research news:

WCRI held a free webinar yesterday afternoon about its new opioid studies – Louisiana, New York and Pennsylvania were the three states with the worst statistics.