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Posted:  25 Aug 2017 16:04   Last Edited By: Infinity Molding & Assembly
Given the low cost for prescription pain meds, has anyone purposely removed them from their company Rx coverage to discourage their abuse?

Scott Titzer
Posted:  20 Sep 2017 16:01
Scott, in July we held our 5th Environmental, Safety and Health Summit with great success.  Nearly 100 people in attendance – one of the highest rated events we do.

During this event we had a return speaker discuss Drugs and Alcohol in the workplace; she is as close to an expert on the subject that I know – her knowledge base is truly unbelievable. Here is what she said about your posting:

"I have not had one company remove opiates from the list, and it is protected on the ADA( American Disabilities Act), but Ohio has been changing the regulations since February 2017. The new changes will reduce 1.9 million RX opiates/opioid prescriptions. Doctors will have to take additional education and training to be able to write Opiate/Opioid RXs and they are only able to write them for 7 days adults and 5 days for children. Chronic pain users will have to see a pain management doctor for their chronic pain. Not sure if this helps but if you need anything else please do not hesitate to contact me."

Jennifer Sommers, CPCT, CBAT, CMROA
Drug Testing & Consulting 24/7, LLC
P. O. Box 143
Middlefield, ohio 44062
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