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Federal Managers Association

In the News

  • Wednesday, August 07, 2019
  • 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.

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