Monthly Archives: April 2017

In local news:

The 3rd Annual Workers’ Memorial Day program will be held today from 10-11:30 AM on the steps of the Capitol in Baton Rogue.

In industry news:

National Underwriter Property & Casualty presented four carriers with awards for their outstanding results in the Risk Manager Choice Awards.

In medical news:

A new analysis found that patients receiving higher doses of opioids experienced worse outcomes, including greater pain intensity and poorer quality of life.

In industry news:

Injured workers will now be able to meet with physicians specialized in workers’ compensation injuries by phone or video when their employers participate in Coventry’s telemedicine program.

In regulatory news:

President Trump nominated Heather L. MacDougall of Florida to be a Member of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

In medical news:

The use of interim buprenorphine in people on a waiting list to enter treatment for opioid abuse resulted in dramatically less illicit opioid use than in people without interim therapy.