The Bottom Line: Workplace Injuries and Opioids: What’s the Connection?

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More than 47,000 people died from opioid overdoses last year in the United States. Certified ergonomist Blake McGowan explains how workplace injuries or musculoskeletal disorders contribute to the epidemic in this installment of The Bottom Line. References: Hawkins D, Roelofs C, Laing J, Davis L. Opioid-related overdose deaths by industry and occupation-Massachusetts, 2011-2015. Am J Ind Med. 2019 Oct;62(10):815-825.