A great article on the Prescription Drug Epidemic was recently released in the September Issue of Risk & Insurance. It’s written by Rising’s Leslie Yeransian who attended the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit earlier this year and interviewed a number of experts who are trying to fix the epidemic.
The article features some new technology Rising has developed, and has insights and comments from our Chief Compliance Officer and VP of Medical Review Services, Anne Kirby. It also addresses how Rx overuse impacts workers’ comp and what some great minds are doing to curb the problem. It is basically a preview of Rising’s upcoming white paper, “Fighting the Rx Epidemic: A Prescription for Workers’ Comp,” which comes out in mid-September. This is a critical issue for society, patient health, and the workers’ compensation system overall.