Category Archive for: ‘Narcotics’

Pain Pills Add Cost and Delays to Job Injuries

  By BARRY MEIER Published: June 2, 2012 Workplace insurers are accustomed to making billions of dollars in payments each year, with the biggest sums going to employees hurt in major accidents, like those mangled by machines or crushed in building collapses. Enlarge This Image Gretchen Ertl for The New York Times Some of Mr. Kulakowski’s medications. He has undergone …

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Complicated World of Narcotic Prescribing

This editorial spoken in the words of a patient presents a balanced discussion on some of the complicated issues surrounding narcotic prescribing. The exact percentage of the population that is addicted to drugs is debatable. The “2 percent” quoted in this article is likely low if alcohol is included. Nevertheless, narcotic pain control is a constant balancing act that requires …

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