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November 12, 2019

Former DOL Solicitor Blames Opioid Crisis On Bush’s Ergonomics Repeal

August 2, 2019 at 2:44 PM
A former Labor Department (DOL) regional solicitor is blaming the U.S. opioid crisis in part on President George W. Bush’s backing of a Congressional Review Act (CRA) disapproval resolution that scrapped Clinton OSHA workplace ergonomics standards, saying the rules could have prevented many injuries that may have been treated with opioids. “The root cause of most cases of opioid addiction, particularly prescription-initiated addiction, is pain, a devastating but sometimes overlooked symptom,” writes Michael Felsen in an Aug. 1 article for...

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