Workers compensation pioneer Dr. Gary Franklin sounds opioid alarm

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Years before risk managers learned that opioid prescriptions would become a workers compensation liability, Dr. Gary Franklin was reviewing death certificates to document that large doses of the narcotics were killing injured workers.

Today, the neurologist and medical director for the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries is recognized in the workers compensation industry for his pioneering research and outspokenness on the overprescribing of opioid pain medications.

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