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The FDA is removing the drug, propoxyphene, aka “Darvon or Darvocet”, because it puts patients at “risk of potentially serious or fatal heart rhythm abnormalities.” The panel also found that the minimal pain relief benefits provided by the drugs do not outweigh the substantial risk of overdose, suicide and other known side effects.

A pending revision to the Chapter 137: Disability Management will see an addition of §137.5. The purpose of the new paragraph is to clarify who will be recognized as Certified Case Managers. It will include certification standards for all case managers used by carriers. Key Revision Language for the New §137.5: “Case managers,

Your Injured Worker (IW) has a co-morbidity; such as diabetes, asthma, hypertension, psychiatric disorder, etc. It is impacting his/her recovery from a work-related injury. You are informed he/she does not have private healthcare insurance and can no longer see their private physician, what resources are available for the IW to find care? Controlling

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