OPIOID ARTICLE INDEX FOR 2019 FROM THE BACKGROUND BUZZ (4)
JUNE I NATIONAL: A survey from the National Safety Council (NSC) has revealed that just 17 percent of employers say they are prepared to handle the effects of the opioid epidemic.
JULY I NATIONAL: Employers that offer opioid use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery services should be sure to understand privacy obligations and implement processes to address confidentiality.
AUGUST I NATIONAL: With opioid use causing an estimated $25-$53 billion in lost productivity, employers should implement a plan by adopting a policy of testing, monitoring and treating.
OCTOBER I CONNECTICUT: Under Connecticut law, drug addiction would be considered a disability entitled to employment protection against discrimination and to a right of reasonable accommodation.