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Thought Leadership: Thought Leadership

Workers’ compensation is a relevant, timely topic affecting thousands of injured workers across the U.S. every day. This Thought Leadership section includes a wide variety of content on the topic, from blog posts and research reports to articles and videos.

Let’s stop inviting opioid addiction

Every day brings another headline about a fatal overdose on painkillers, a celebrity who’s hooked, or a serious crime driven by addiction. Sadly, injured workers are among those addicted. Since 1990, opioid overdose deaths have tripled. It’s easy to blame doctors who prescribe painkillers, but only 17 percent of abused opioids are abused by legitimate patients with legitimate prescriptions. Physicians are doing their best, trying to treat pain without withholding needed medications, but that only helps so much.
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The stereotype no one complains about

Another day, another TV exposé on a workers’ compensation fraudster. A former postal worker was collecting $3,000 a month for a supposed shoulder injury that prevented her from standing, reaching or grasping. Yet there she is standing on “The Price is Right” stage, approaching the giant wheel, reaching with both arms, grasping the handles and throwing her body into a couple of serious spins. And grinning like a fool.
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