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One Employer Fights Against Prescription-Drug Abuse
By Rachel Emma Silverman
From The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, November 15, 2016
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More firms are expected to take measures to curb opioid use. In 2017, about 30% of employers will implement restrictions on opioid prescriptions and 21% say they will add programs to manage prescription opioid use, such as requiring prescriptions to be filled at one pharmacy or adding case-management programs to keep watch over employees’ use of painkillers, according to a survey of 133 large companies by the nonprofit National Business Group on Health.