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Over-the-Counter Solutions

Nov
14

Over-the-counter solutions…better outcomes, decreased cost!

 

Opioid news, studies and ever-changing prescribing protocols are hitting workers’ comp stakeholders fast and furious.

 

I’m linking to an Associated Press News article and a JAMA study that question the efficacy of opioid dispensing in emergency rooms.

 

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.

 

Click here for the Agenda.

 

Click here for the Attendee Registration Form.

 

Call us. We can do better.

William Faris, JD
KWCEA President and
OMCA Chief Executive Officer
502-495-5040
william.faris@omca.biz
www.omca.biz

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