February 1, 2013

    A free roundtable session at NASI’s 25th Annual Research Conference, Friday, February 1, 2013.

    Online advance registration is now closed. Please register on-site at the National Press Club.

    This event is a free roundtable session on Friday, February 1, 2013, Day 2 of NASI’s 25th annual research conference, Medicare and Social Security in a Time of Budget Austerity.

    Event Summary:  Prescription drug overuse and abuse have been called an “epidemic” by the Centers for Disease Control. In recent years there have been increasing concerns about opioid abuse in workers’ compensation, where some of the most common injuries, such as those resulting in back disorders, may involve long-term prescribing of medications for pain control. Many studies are underway to examine the effects of inappropriate opioid use in workers’ compensation. This roundtable will feature speakers discussing the national and state-level implications of this issue.

    • Allan Hunt, Upjohn Institute for Employment Research (moderator)
    • Alex Swedlow, California Workers’ Compensation Institute
    • Gary Franklin, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
    • Allard Dembe, The Ohio State University

    This roundtable is underwritten by the California Workers’ Compensation Institute.

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