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New Prescription Guidelines for Workers' Compensation in Pennsylvania

Workers' Compensation Alert | July 24, 2018
By: Sandra Niemotka

The opioid crisis has been a particular thorn in the side of workers’ compensation employers and carriers. The costs can be astronomical with no end in sight, due to the addiction these drugs can create. This problem is receiving increased attention from local and federal authorities. On July 16, 2018, Governor Tom Wolf issued “guidelines” for prescription medications. These are only guidelines, but they should prove to be useful in evaluating the prescriptions that an injured worker’s doctor often prescribes.

The guidelines can be viewed here.

For questions or further information, please contact Sandra Niemotka (215.864.6338; niemotkas@whiteandwilliams.com) or another member of the Workers' Compensation Group

This correspondence should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion on any specific facts or circumstances. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only, and you are urged to consult a lawyer concerning your own situation and legal questions.
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