Alabama Workers' Comp Blawg

  • 10
  • Feb
  • 2017

Alabama Pain Doctor Sentenced to Fifteen Years in Federal Prison

Over the years, an Alabama pain management doctor built a reputation for prescribing large quantities of opioid medications out of his Huntsville office, and his patients included...

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  • 09
  • Nov
  • 2016

The Alabama Impairment Defense and OSHA’s New Policy Against Blanket Drug Testing

OSHA recently issued a proclamation against the blanket drug testing of all employees that report work accidents. While there is no specific law against it, OSHA has advised that it...

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  • 08
  • Sep
  • 2015

Alabama Department of Labor Regulation Related to Erectile Dysfunction Does Not Override Statute Regarding Reasonable Necessity

Ex parte Ward International Released September 4, 2015 The Employer, Ward International, filed a Petition for Writ of Mandamus after the Circuit Court of Mobile County entered and ordered, upon motion by...

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  • 29
  • Aug
  • 2014

DEA Reclassifies Hydrocodone

In an effort to reduce painkiller abuse and misuse, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) announced last week that it is reclassifying hydrocodone as a Schedule II Controlled Substance. Under...

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