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The Opioid Epidemic: The Potential Consequences on Claims Handling
By Michael Blinick, Partner, Marta Watson LLP

Opioids are a class of pharmaceutical medication used primarily to treat pain. They include codeine, fentanyl, morphine, oxycodone, hydromorphone and medical heroin. The quantity of opioids sold to pharmacies and hospitals for prescriptions in Canada has increased by more than 3,000% since 1980 with Canada being the second-largest consumer of prescription opioids in the world (after the US). Non-medical prescription opioid use is estimated to be the fourth most prevalent form of substance abuse after alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis. While the benefits in reducing an individual’s pain experience through the consumption of opioid medication is clear, the longer term side-effects are now known to be very significant and to include increased tolerance, physical dependence, substance use disorder, and worsening pain (opioid induced hyperalgesia).

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April 2019 - WP Highlights

  • The Opioid Epidemic: The Potential Consequences on Claims Handling
    By Michael Blinick, Partner, Marta Watson LLP
    Page 8
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents Involving Pedestrians
    By Alex Caskanette, EIT, Caskanette Udall Consulting Engineers
    Page 20
  • Cigarettes can Kill you, and E-cigarettes can Too!
    By Daniel Kabaroff, P.Eng., Forensic Engineer, CEP-Sintra
    Page 24
  • Adverse Cost Insurance: Levelling the Litigation Playing Field or Creating an Invisible Plaintiff
    By Debbie Orth, Michael Adamek & Ricksen Tam, Bertschi Orth Solicitors and Barristers LLP (BOS Law)
    Page 42
  • Recognizing Fabricated Invoices
    By Keith Green, CLAIMCONTROL
    Page 50

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