Thomas A. Robinson on Prescription Drugs and Workers' Compensation (PDF)
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This commentary examines the key issues pertaining to prescription drugs and workers' compensation, including opioid use, medical marijuana, physician dispensing, generic drugs, compounded drugs, and drug formularies.
Thomas A. Robinson, Durham, N.C., received his B.A., cum laude, for both Economics and History, in 1973 from Wake Forest University, his J.D. in 1976 from Wake Forest University School of Law, where he served as Managing Editor, Wake Forest Law Review, and his M.Div. in 1989 from Duke University Divinity School. From 1976 to 1986, Mr. Robinson was in private practice, where he focused on workers' compensation defense work. From 1987 to 1993, he was research and writing assistant to Professor Arthur Larson. From 1993 until December 2014, Mr. Robinson worked closely with Lex Larson as senior staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law (LexisNexis) and Larson's Workers' Compensation, Desk Edition (LexisNexis). Since January 2015, Robinson has assumed the role of co-author of those treatises with Mr. Larson. He is an Editor-in-Chief of Workers' Compensation Emerging Issues Analysis (LexisNexis) and a contributing author or editor to five other LexisNexis workers' compensation publications. Robinson also serves on the executive committee of the Larson's National Workers' Compensation Advisory Board (LexisNexis). His award-winning blog, The WorkComp Writer, can be accessed at http://www.workcompwriter.com/. The author wishes to thank both Mark Pew, Senior Vice President, PRIUM, Duluth, GA, and Suzanne Honor-Vangerov, Managing Attorney, Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP, Westlake Village, CA, for reviewing this article and contributing practice tips.
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