On-the-job injuries involve chronic pain for injured workers and long-term liability for workers' compensation self-insured payors. CDC and SAMHSA indicate increasing misuse and abuse of narcotics over the past decade.
Self-insurers have multiple options to opt for when it comes to arranging medical equipment for injured employees. They can source the equipment directly from medical equipment stores, tap into the network of an ancillary services provider.
One of the most commonly used drugs to relieve pain and fever, acetaminophen is used in various prescription medications. The increasing connection of liver toxicity with overdosage of acetaminophen has forced FDA to take actions.