Welcome to this month’s edition of Comp Medical News. Autism and solvents, FDA warnings, and Lyrica are your headlines for July 2019.
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) has begun its final test of the state’s medical marijuana product, which Commissioner Mike Strain told the Advocate would be done in about a week.
NCCI released a new Insights report: ‘Braking New Ground:’ Autonomous Vehicles and Workers’ Compensation.
The National Safety Council is promoting International Overdose Awareness Day, which is held on August 31st this year.
Pie Insurance announced last week that it has begun providing workers’ compensation insurance to small businesses in Mississippi, New Hampshire, Utah and West Virginia. With these additions, Pie now offers coverage in 29 states and the District of Columbia.
A Baton Rouge chiropractor was arrested last week after police found nearly 30 pounds of prescription pills in his house and car.
On July 20, 2019, Patrick Pizzella became Acting Secretary of Labor. President Donald J. Trump nominated him to serve as the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Senate confirmed Pizzella’s nomination on April 12, 2018.
During the fourth quarter of 2018, private-sector establishments had gross job gains of 7.7 million and gross job losses of 6.9 million, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics.