New Opioid Medication Guidelnes Impact On Pennsylvania Worker’s Compensation Claims
In October, 2019 the CDC (Center for Disease Control), the Federal agency responsible for issuing guidelines on the recommend use and dose of any and all prescribed medications, issued NEW GUIDLENES on the proper use and method of prescribing, and weaning opioid medications in the wake of the so called “Opioid Crisis”. In significant part, they expressly warn against the sudden and abrupt stoppage of such medication.
This is a significant development regarding Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation claims involving Utilization Review of injured workers’ treatment and chronic pain management.
If your claim is subject to review – or if you have questions about these new rules – contact the Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist attorneys at Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias for a Free, no-obligation consultation. 610-892-9300, or online at www.PAhurtatWork.com (or www.SKR.Legal).