Risks Ahead. Prescription drug abuse leads to longer recovery periods, which can drive up Workers Compensation costs.

Risks Ahead. Prescription drug abuse leads to longer recovery periods, which can drive up Workers Compensation costs.

According to Dr. Barry Sample, of Qwest Diagnostics, the incidence of prescription drug use is lower in workplaces that test for drugs.

  1. The US consumes 71% of global oxycodone supply and 99% of global hydrocodone supply.
  2. Nearly 75% of prescription drug overdoses are caused by prescription painkillers.
  3. Over 70% of people who abuse prescription painkillers get them from friends and family. 20% get them from a drug dealer, stranger or over the internet.

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