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As the weather warms, the evenings remain long, and we all find some time to relax and have fun, it can be difficult to remember that such idyllic scenes can be destroyed by tragedy, at home, on the road or at work.
WorkSafeNB’s chief medical officer says we, in New Brunswick, must change how we prescribe and manage opioids to better help our workers.
WorkSafeNB's CMO office calls for proposals to research the application of the principles outlined in our new opioid policy.
WorkSafeNB has changed the way it manages opioid prescriptions for clients recovering from workplace injuries.
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.
After extensive consultation with stakeholders and the medical community, WorkSafeNB approved Policy 25-015 - Medical Aid – Cannabis (Marijuana) for Medical Purposes.
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.
After consulting with stakeholders and the medical community, WorkSafeNB has approved Policy 25-015 - Medical Aid – Cannabis (Marijuana) for Medical Purposes.
WorkSafeNB will support five research studies in 2018 through its Chief Medical Officer Occupational Medicine Grant program.
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.