Addressing Opioid Analgesic Use in Workers’ Comp and Auto No-Fault

Overview

We thank Optum for sharing their latest report on opioid use in 2018, and progress being made through both private and public efforts.

The report includes many insights including:

  • Roughly 21 to 29% of claimants prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them
  • Opioid abusers generate, on average, annual direct health care costs 8.7 times higher than non-abusers
  • The U.S. consumes more than:
    • 99% of the world’s hydrocodone (Vicodin)
    • 81% of the world’s oxycodone(OxyContin, Percocet)
    • 65% of the world’s hydromorphine (Dilaudid)

This report also includes a list of legislative updates for each state.

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