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New pain meds approved to lessen abuse

Skyrocketing costs for opioid pain management and abuse is damaging the health care and workers compensation systems.  Dan Reynolds, managing editor of Risk & Insurance writes “An intense national focus on the epidemic abuse of prescription pharmaceuticals has resulted in a wave of safety-oriented opioid products hitting the market, according to a recent study.”  

For more information read “The Class of 2011 - A new flight of branded opioids, designed to lessen abuse, hit the market”  published by Risk & Insurance on May 29, 2012. 


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