19 TortSource 1 (2016-2017)

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Debra L. Doby and Todd M. Jones


   n 201 3, the Cnters tir    oiease Corataol amd Prevention (Ct) brought ationa i media
   attentionto the overprescription of opioids by physicians, referrin g to it as a national
..etoiderric. The ( DC reported ra Ins!oy Preveniot JS Control: Prescripa'tin Drag Ove'dose
toat the overall paiwn reported by Arreri.,ro has not merea ed, btt pam killer prsciptiors
have quadrupled between 1999 and 2013. Deaths also have quadrupled since 1999. The
CTC further noted that neatiy two million Arrieriean.s repotied abu'sing ot being addicted
to opioids in 2013. Th.e im ,ost cornmotly abused drags are hydroeodone (eCg. Vicodin),
oxycodone ((yContin), oxynorphonre (Opara), mthadot Lespecially where ribed
for pain), and benzodiazepines.
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            ~Kevin R. Grubbs

  i ( orule people fedl lke ,hey five at tWe offic  Others actually do, Work<ing fronm
  t_ -L..% om-e has -proven increasingly bem-wfical to both workr and their lrpoes
  a   ... ..... qMAWAicdY, twarormuting o  ks ..... te(<tWork rriote thours and report higher
Sproductivityalt while citing a higher qualy of Aif and helping to reduce overhead for
  cm r co repar -.e s. B u  t M~at. rappe n s 9 an e ployee is i n,, u r e d ai 1i)m M,,j Ic wo i k i ng?
    Al11though a few states have addressed whether at-home workers are entitled t
 workes' com,-pen-satio~n b enefits, -he issue has receivedreaieyitljrspueia
 at te in tion. I he - gen. cra I tnid so fa r appears to fa;vor co, rr pensa ting -o r iunj ur ts tL, a  i
 employee suffers while wvorkng fr~om home. This initial trend, however, might con-
 Ottc wnth the pollc behind the workers' compensation system.
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