Category Archives: Bulletin

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.

In local news:

An ex-NOPD officer who became an advocate for marijuana after a work injury left him in chronic pain and addicted to opioids was recently profiled by the Advocate.

In regulatory news:

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has written about the opioid crisis and its effect on insurance markets in the April 2017 edition of IIABL’s “Louisiana Agent” online magazine.

In national news:

Property/Casualty 360 published a look at how construction companies sometimes illegally hide workers in shell companies in order to avoid paying for workers’ comp coverage.

In national news:

The California Insurance Commissioner and the Orange County District Attorney recently announced the shutdown of a $40 million fraudulent medical billing and kickback operation with the filing of charges against more than two dozen doctors, pharmacists and business owners.