Monthly Archives: February 2018

In national news:

Uber Technologies Inc. launched an insurance program based on long haul trucking models that is a version of workers’ compensation coverage.

In economic news:

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Hunt Forest Products co-owner James D. Hunt announced this morning that the company will build a state-of-the-art $115 million lumber mill in Urania, a LaSalle Parish community in the heart of Louisiana’s $11 billion forest products industry.

In local news:

Louisiana has been ranked the worst state for the second year in a row in the U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking.

In national news:

The federal government, backing litigation by states and cities, will seek reimbursement from major drug companies and distributors to recover costs it has borne from the opioid epidemic.

In local news:

A pain clinic in Gretna was raided by police last week and the doctor in charge has been accused of running a “pill mill” but was not arrested.

In national news:

Claims Journal spoke with Brian Allen, vice president of government affairs for Mitchell, and Mark Pew, senior vice president of PRIUM, a division of Genex Services LLC about the growing popularity of medical marijuana to treat workers’ comp injuries.