In local news:

The Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers (LASIE) has endorsed the U.S. Surgeon General’s “Turn the Tide Rx” campaign to end the opioid epidemic. The campaign urges health care professionals to alter and improve opioid prescribing practices. In a prepared statement, LASIE Executive Director Gary Patureau said that Louisiana  “is the poster child for opioid misuse in workers’ comp” and that “too many of our state’s injured workers fail to regain function and return to work because opioids are prescribed against evidence-based guidelines.”

Read more about “Turn the Tide Rx” here.

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