Over-the-counter solutions…better outcomes, decreased cost!
Opioid news, studies and ever-changing prescribing protocols are hitting workers’ comp stakeholders fast and furious.
The study examined 411 adults who treated in the ER for leg and arm fractures or sprains. The below-listed conclusion reaffirms what we have been stating for years regarding the risk versus benefit of opioid dispensing:
“For patients presenting to the ER with acute extremity pain, there were no statistically significant or clinically important differences in pain reduction at 2 hours among single-dose treatment with ibuprofen and acetaminophen or with 3 different opioid and acetaminophen combination analgesics.”
Join us for an extensive discussion on pain and opioids at the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Education Association (KWCEA) Annual Conference, December 7 and 8, at the Louisville Marriott East.
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