Monthly Archives: August 2017

In industry news:

A non-profit transportation company has said it has reached an agreement with Lyft to provide rides to people in their workers’ compensation transportation program to their medical appointments.

In national news:

South Carolina sued Purdue Pharma this week, becoming the latest state or local government to accuse the OxyContin maker of deceptive marketing practices that have contributed to a national opioid addiction epidemic.

In safety news:

Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council indicate motor vehicle deaths in the first six months of 2017 are 1 percent lower than they were during the same six-month period in 2016.

In safety news:

OSHA will hold the second of two meetings August 28th, 2017, in New Orleans, to continue the discussion on the future direction of the agency’s Voluntary Protection Programs.

In medical news:

New research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that as many as four out of five people who sought prescriptions for medical marijuana did so for pain management, but evidence remains limited.