We Have Met the Enemy, and They are Ours




“We have met the enemy, and they are ours.”

~Navy Commander Oliver Perry


President Trump’s emergency opioid panel just published a list of tentative recommendations to combat this crisis. They include:

  1. A national media campaign;
  2. Tighter prescription guidelines;
  3. More treatment programs;
  4. Expansion of drug courts to increase diversion to treatment programs;
  5. Expanding access to naloxone to treat overdoses.


As you might expect, without funding, reactions to the report are mixed:


  • “Laudable, but toothless,” according to an attorney representing local governments in New York;
  • “Very progressive and very needed move,” according to an economics professor from Indiana University.


I guess federal solutions start with a white paper, then the dollars follow.


I know our clients are doing better when we hold their claimants accountable, educate their providers, and apply the science.


Call us. We can do better.

William Faris, JD
Chief Executive Officer

Posted in Bill's Favorite Files, OMCA, Workers’ Compensation