Monthly Archives: April 2017

In medical news:

The CDC released the first module in a new online training series to help clinicians apply its opioid prescribing guidelines for adults with chronic pain.

Comp in the Capitol: Start Your Engines

Much like last year’s session, workers’ compensation as a target for lawmakers’ goals appears to be taking a backseat to the state’s ever-looming budget woes. However, several bills have been filed that could impose a pharmacy formulary and restrict opioid prescribing. Stick with Louisiana Comp Blog for full coverage of comp-related happenings until the Session ends on June 8th.

In medical news:

An analysis of two U.S. payor databases has found a 3.11 percent infection rate for spinal cord stimulation implants.

In editorial news:

Florida Deputy Chief Judge of Compensation Claims David Langham addressed legal marijuana and civil forfeiture in a recent post.

In economic news:

New numbers from the Bureau Labor Statistics reveal that education and health care are still king when it comes to available employment across the country.

In local news:

New LifeCare Specialty Hospital of North Louisiana issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification to announce the permanent closure of its hospital in Ruston, all 167 employees will be affected.