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Emerging Issues

15 02, 2021

Oregon Report 2020 – The Rates Keep Dropping and a Lot (February 2021)

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On a biennial basis, the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services publishes a ranking of the states with respect [...]

30 03, 2018

Is A Myth Driving the Response to the Opioid Crisis? (March 2018)

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  Since 2013 the number of opioid prescriptions written by doctors has gone down dramatically (see Chart #1 at bottom [...]

5 02, 2018

The Blame Game on Opioids and How to Find a Solution

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The current opioid epidemic has “…claimed more lives than the HIV/AIDS crisis at its peak.” Time Magazine, November 13, 2017, p.15. Policy makers have taken notice of the epidemic and state legislatures have enacted various bills over the last year; President Trump declared the opioid epidemic to be a national public health emergency on October 26, 2017.

31 01, 2017

The Chicago Sun-Times Weighs In (January 31, 2017)

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The opponents to workers’ compensation reform in Illinois have consistently raised the argument that the 30% fee reduction ordered by [...]