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- Feds Clarify Change On Opioid Meds For Government Workers - August 7, 2019
- WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is clarifying a policy change that will limit the prescribing of opioid painkillers to federal workers.The Labor Department issued a statement Tuesday saying the limitations will apply to employees injured on the job and covered under the government’s workers’ compensation program.Last week at a White House briefing a senior administration official suggested the change would apply to the federal health plan, which is a much bigger program.Beginning this fall, workers injured on the job will be limited to an initial seven-day supply of opioid painkillers, with a maximum of three refills. Additional prescriptions beyond the first 28 days will require medical certification.The full article can be read here.