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Calls for research proposals on opioid policy
Date: November 16, 2018
Type: Announcement

WorkSafeNB's CMO office calls for proposals to research the application of the principles outlined in our new opioid policy.


WorkSafeNB tightens opioid prescribing guidelines
Date: November 1, 2018
Type: News Release

WorkSafeNB has changed the way it manages opioid prescriptions for clients recovering from workplace injuries.


Our CMO encourages physicians to promote early return to work
Date: August 28, 2018
Type: Announcement

WorkSafeNB’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Paul Atkinson, is leading the way to change the medical community’s approach to return to work following an injury. His article “Staying at work is good medicine,” published in the summer edition of OPUS MD, showcases the value of work as part of injury recovery. OPUS MD is a newsletter distributed to all physicians in the province by the New Brunswick Medical Society.


Medicinal cannabis resources available
Date: June 27, 2018
Type: Announcement

After extensive consultation with stakeholders and the medical community, WorkSafeNB approved Policy 25-015 - Medical Aid – Cannabis (Marijuana) for Medical Purposes.


WorkSafeNB hosts medical directors’ meeting
Date: June 14, 2018
Type: Announcement

Twelve workers’ compensation board medical directors met in Saint John from June 11 to 13 for the 2018 Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC) Medical Directors’ Meeting.


WorkSafeNB approves medical cannabis policy
Date: April 4, 2018
Type: Announcement

After consulting with stakeholders and the medical community, WorkSafeNB has approved Policy 25-015 - Medical Aid – Cannabis (Marijuana) for Medical Purposes.


WorkSafeNB supports research studies
Date: February 26, 2018
Type: Announcement

WorkSafeNB will support five research studies in 2018 through its Chief Medical Officer Occupational Medicine Grant program.


WorkSafeNB seeks feedback on proposed policy
Date: August 16, 2017
Type: Announcement

WorkSafeNB is proposing a new policy addressing medical marijuana management for injured workers. It aligns with recommendations of Health Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada for the prescription of medical marijuana.


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