Opioids Driving Workers’ Comp Costs

Lockton report also cites harmful consequences from the long-term use of the medication.

Prescription opioids are a major reason for the skyrocketing cost of workers’ compensation insurance, as evidence points to harmful consequences from the long-term use of the medication, says a report from insurance broker Lockton.

In a report titled, “Opioids Wreak Havoc on Workers’ Compensation Costs,” Keith E. Rosenblum, senior risk consultant for Lockton Companies, says the abuse of opiates by injured workers is a major problem, both in terms of cost and individual health.

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