WCRI finds opioid dispensing more prevalent in rural areas; small businesses
Cambridge, MA (WorkersCompensation.com) – Injured workers in mining and construction, as well as workers employed at small firms and in rural counties, are more likely to receive prescriptions for opioids, a new study shows.
The study looked at worker age, injury, industry and location and how those characteristics impacted opioid prescription rates. Some injured workers, the study found, were more likely to receive prescriptions for opioids, as well as receive opioid prescriptions ...
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