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Opioid Epidemic: Who Is Responsible? Doctors - Pharmaceutical Companies - Attorneys - Insurance Companies?

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Contributors

  • Mark Pew

    Mark Pew, Senior VP, Preferred Medical, Mark.Pew@ThePreferredMedical.com Mark Pew, senior vice president of product development and marketing for Preferred Medical, is a passionate educator and agitator. Mark is a recognized thought leader in workers’ compensation and award-winning speaker, blogger, author and jurisdictional advisor. Also known as the RxProfessor, he is focused on the intersection of chronic pain and appropriate treatment, particularly as it relates to the clinical and financial implications of prescription painkillers, non-pharma treatment modalities and the evolution of medical marijuana. He is a strong champion for the industry to #PreventTheMess and #CleanUpTheMess with a specific focus on the BioPsychoSocialSpiritual treatment model.

  • Sara Hunt

      Assistant Dean of Behavioral Health Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine

  • John Ruser

    John W. Ruser is President and CEO of the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The Institute is an independent, not-for-profit research organization providing high-quality, objective information about public policy issues involving the various state workers' compensation insurance systems in the United States. The Institute disseminates information obtained from its data collection efforts and peer-reviewed studies. Dr. Ruser previously held several executive positions in the US government, including serving as Assistant Commissioner for Safety, Health and Working Conditions at the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In that position, he oversaw the national public health surveillance systems for work-related fatal injuries and non-fatal injuries and illnesses. Earlier in his career, Dr. Ruser was a researcher and head of the BLS office that conducted research on employee compensation and working conditions in the US. Dr. Ruser has written many peer-reviewed and non-technical articles and book chapters on occupational safety and health and workers’ compensation insurance. He holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in economics from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in economics from Princeton University.

  • Alex Swedlow

    President, California Workers' Compensation Institute

June 4, 2020
Thu 12:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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