Washington Post: Cuts in benefits and worker safety will worsen the opioid crisis in Canada

“Many public health agencies encourage doctors to prescribe painkillers less. The WSIB has taken this approach too, and has reduced the number of claims for opioids by 47 percent. The IWC says that this has lead to higher costs to individuals to pay for their therapies and stronger medication. Workers are often told to go back to work before they’re healed, exacerbating their injuries.”

Article: Cuts in benefits and worker safety will worsen the opioid crisis in Canada
Author: Nora Loreto
Date: December 19, 2018