When winter arrives in New England, we should all be on the lookout for ice and snow on the roads, sidewalks and properties. Especially if you own a business, keeping an eye out is simply not enough. You need a plan of action to remove all accumulation within a reasonable timeframe. Otherwise, the next patron who passes through may slip on a patch of ice out front – and you will likely be held responsible.
At the height of the opioid epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released prescription guidelines with the goal of reducing addiction and overdoses. They recommended lessening the dose and number of pills prescribed, yet some doctors decided to cut off patients immediately, without factoring in withdrawal and other side effects.
When a car accident is severe enough to injure the drivers or passengers, it’s likely property damage has also occurred. As the typical American can expect to be in three or four car accidents in a lifetime, most drivers will be filing a property damage claim at some point.
Results of a recent study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health found that, when a pharmaceutical company offers gifts and other perks to a doctor, he or she has a higher incidence of prescribing opioids.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released their annual report on the previous year’s highway crash data. For the second year in a row, overall traffic fatalities have decreased, dropping 2.4 percent from 2017 to 2018. Additionally, the fatality rate per 100 million miles traveled is the lowest since 2014, declining 3.4 percent.