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U.S. Attorney General Speaks In Waltham On Opioid Crisis

WALTHAM, Mass. (CBS/AP) — U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch gave a keynote address at a Massachusetts summit on opioid addiction.

Lynch says the growing heroin problem is a public safety crisis that will require a multi-pronged approach to stop it. 193 more words


IL Chamber Workers' Compensation and Safety Conference

Are you attending the IL Chamber Conference? The conference is being held on Wednesday, October 15, 2015, at the Hilton located at  3003 Corporate Drive West in Lisle, IL 60532  from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm – See more at: … 54 more words


A Prescription for Disaster - A Need to Educate the Injured Worker - Part 6

We have all been prescribed a controlled prescription drug after a dental procedure, or when we sustain some type of injury. We get the prescription filled, use a few of the pills and then store the remainder of the bottle in our medicine cabinet and save them for the next time we need a pain pill.   648 more words


Elequhttps://ieonline.microsoft.com/#iesliceent Disaster

I’m searching for something but I aint findin nothing. They say the universe has everything but it’s all so distracting and I’m overreacting. Pain pills and K-pins got me chilling but I’m diluting to nil, life’s at a standstill. 136 more words


PDMP & Evidence Based Guidelines - Part 5 - Designing Opioid Protocols for Case Management

What is a PDMP?  Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs collect, monitor, and analyze electronically transmitted prescribing and dispensing data submitted by pharmacies and dispensing practitioners. The data is used to support states’ efforts in education, research, enforcement and abuse prevention. 351 more words


Recovery from Addiction is Possible: Honoring National Recovery Month

By Sheri Lawal, MPH, CHES, Program Analyst, NACCHO

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), recovery is “a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential.” This September marks the 26th annual National Recovery Month, which highlights the message that recovery is possible and encourages action to help expand and improve the availability of effective prevention, treatment, and recovery services for those in need. 426 more words

Injury And Violence Prevention

Focusing on functional improvement vs. "Healing the pain" - Part 4

Traditionally when the injured worker reports pain, the first impulse is to “heal that pain”.  It is just human nature isn’t it?  When our kids fall, we kiss their “boo boos” don’t we?  563 more words