In research news:

As states implement reforms to address issues related to overuse and misuse of opioids, a new study released by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) observed decreases in the frequency and amount of opioids dispensed to injured workers in all but a few study states. The observed percentage decrease in average morphine equivalence in Louisiana was just over five percent, however, the average amounts of opioids received in Louisiana, New York, and Pennsylvania continued to be the highest among the 26 study states for claims with opioids.

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