For those suffering from a workplace injury, there can be severe pain associated with the incident. It can often be too debilitating for a person to enjoy everyday activities, let alone be able to work after workplace injury. Work injuries can happen in multiple ways and in different injuries. What many have in common is that oftentimes injured workers have to rely on opioid pain relievers in order to manage their pain.
Of course with opioid use comes the risk of long-term dependency. To counter-act this, the Ohio's Bureau of Workers' Compensation is limiting who and how the workers' comp prescriptions can be filled. With this limitation, injured workers may find it difficult to fill prescription for pain medications necessary to get through the day. However, the intention behind regulation is pure in that it is encouraging healthy use of opioid prescriptions.