Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new report from the National Safety Council that found that 47 states must improve existing standards if they are to reduce the number of deaths involving prescription drug overdoses. The NSC noted that overdose has now replaced motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths for Americans ages 25-64 for the first time since WWII.
The new report examined states’ efforts in four areas: state leadership and action, prescription drug monitoring programs, responsible painkiller prescribing and overdose education and prevention programs, with only Kentucky, Vermont and Washington meeting standards in all four areas.
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