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SCOA Executive Committee  Recommendation (PDF) (Resource added December 18 2015)

Memo - Alan Rook, PharmD/Clinical Pharmacist, myMatrixx  (PDF) (Resource added December 10, 2015)

2015 John Hopkins Opioid-Epidemic Report  (PDF) (Resource added December 10, 2015)

Screener and Opioid Assessment for Patients with Pain-Revised  (PDF) (SOAPP-R) (Resource added December 10, 2015)

Validation of SOAPP-R  (PDF) (Resource added December 10, 2015)

Predicting Aberrant Behaviors in Opioid-Treated Patients - Preliminary Validation of the Opioid Risk Tool  (PDF) (Resource added December 10, 2015)

Opioid Risk Tool  (PDF) (Resource added December 10, 2015)

WorkCompCentral - CDC Opioid Guidelines  (PDF) (Resource added September 21, 2015)

WorkCompCentral Special Report - We're beating back Opioids - Now what?  (PDF) (Resource added June 26, 2015)

International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) Index on Opioid Regulations, September 2014   (PDF) (Resource added May 6, 2015)

Department of Health and Human Services, ASPE Issue Brief  (PDF) - Opioid Abuse in the U.S. and HHS Actions to Address Opioid-Drug Related Overdoses and Deaths - March 26, 2015 and Executive Summary  (PDF) (Resource added March 27, 2015)

State Plan to Prevent and Treat Prescription Drug Abuse - Governor's Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Council (PDF) (Resourced added December 11, 2014)

Indiana Opioid Proposal - Register Effective November 2014  (PDF) (Resource added November 25, 2014) 

Indiana Medical Board to Adopt Emergency Opioid Prescribing Rules at Request of State Legislature, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. (PDF) (Resource added November 25, 2014)

State of Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission Medical Protocols: Opioids effective July 1, 2012 (PDF) (Resource added November 25, 2014)

Tennessee Chronic Pain Guidelines, Clinical Practice Guidelines for Outpatient Management of Chronic Non-Malignant Pain, Tennessee Department of Health  (PDF) (Resource added November 20, 2014)

House of Representatives, Committee on Insurance and Retirement, State of Arizona, House Bill 2221 Workers' Compensation; controlled substances  (PDF) (Resource added November 20, 2014)

The Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Medications: Medical Regulation, Prevention and Car Initiatives in New Jersey, Journal of Medical Regulation, Volume 100, Number 3, 2014 (PDF) (Resource added November 18, 2014)

Painkiller deaths drop in US for the first time since 1999, The Greenville News, October 21, 2014 (PDF) (Resource added October 28, 2014)

The WCI Weekly, Can Medical Marijuana Reduce Drug Deaths, Joan E. Collier, August 24-30, 2014 (PDF) (Resource added September 5, 2014)

David DePaolo's Work Comp World blog - A Drug Testing Rebuttal  (PDF) (Resource added July 25, 2014)

Joe Papuda Blog - The Contentious and Misunderstood World of Drug Testing  (PDF) (Resource added July 18, 2014)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Opioid Painkiller Prescribing - July 2014 (Resource added July 18, 2014)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Opioid Painkiller Prescribing Varies Widely Among States - July 13, 2014 - WorkCompWire (Resource added July 18, 2014)

Reducing Inappropriate Opioid Use in Treatment of Injured Workers - A Policy Guide: International Association of Industrial Accidents Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) approved August 28, 2013 (PDF)

America's Biggest Drug Problem Isn't Heroin, It's Doctors, John Buntin, Governing Magazine, June 2, 2014 Issue

National Safety Council: Prescription Nation: The Worst Drug Epidemic Today (PDF)

National Safety Council: Prescription Nation: Addressing America's Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic - Making Our World Safer

Opioids Article WorkCompWire - June 12, 2014: Express Scripts: Top 5% of Opioid Prescribers Write 40% of US Narcotic Prescriptions (PDF)

CWCI: Multiple Opioids Tied to Higher Claims Costs  (PDF) (John P. Kamin, Reporter, Work Comp Central)

Reviewing California's draft opioid guidelines (PDF): weblog posted by Joseph Paduda, Health Strategy Associates

Opioids Tied to Increased Frequency, Costs for Drug Testing  (PDF) (Greg Jones, Western Bureau Chief, Work Comp Central)

Historical Perspective On Opioids, T. Kern Carton, M.D., The Rehab Center (PDF)

Benefits of Opioids for Pain Management, David S. Rogers, M.D., Oaktree Medical Center (PDF)

Opiate Medication Concerns, Keith Raziano, M.D. & Paul Meffered, D.O., The Physician's Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists of GA (PDF)

Early Intervention in Chronic Pain and Delayed Recovery, Michael Coupland, CPSYCH, CRS, Integrated Medical Case Solutions (PDF)

Psychological Perspectives of Opioid Use and Cognitive Behavior Treatment,  William G. Kee, PhD, Charleston Psychological Associates (PDF)

Navigating Regs for the Best Outcomes in Pain Management, Michael Gavin, Chief Strategy Officer, Prium (PDF)

Limit abuse, not legitimate use, of prescription drugs; The State, M. Todd Warrick (PDF)

Articles:  New guidelines suggest opioids should be last resort for treating injuries; Pharmacy program changes credited for fewer opioid scripts, Workers' Compensation Report, February 25, 2014 (PDF)

Resources: DHEC Prescription Monitoring Program (PDF)