Closing the Pipeline from Workplace Injury to Opioid Addiction - April 5, 2017 Seminar Written by Mark Kraemer on 3/29/2017 3:59 AM in workcomp injury management, business tips, employee management, employee management tips, workplace injury management tips. It has 0 Comments. Like a runaway freight train, the opioid addiction epidemic in America continues to gain speed. It's destroying lives, decimating families and communities, and overwhelming emergency response centers, hospital rooms and morgues. The death toll continues to rise daily. Sadly, many unknowingly contribute to this destruction. From business accidents to medical personnel fueling the fire with legal prescription painkillers, it’s time to close off the pipeline to addiction, beginning in the workplace. Prevent Opioid Addiction in the Workplace: Join Us in the Battle From 8am-12:30pm, Wednesday April 5, 2017, please join us for a free seminar at the DoubleTree Bloomington Minneapolis South (7800 Normandale Blvd) for breakfast and a discussion on “Closing the Pipeline from Workplace Injury to Opioid Addiction.” With Presenting Speakers: Leslie "Lexi" Reed Holtum Executive Director, Lobbyist, Steve Rummler Hope Foundation Once Steve Rummler’s fiancé and integral to the passage of Steve’s Law, as well as ensuring the access of first responders to the resources necessary to uphold it, Lexi’s past Washington D.C. testimonies have been pivotal for pushing changes to current prescribing practices, addiction treatment, and resources. In long-term recovery from the disease of addiction herself, she offers an in-depth, multi-faceted perspective of the opioid epidemic. Christopher Johnson, MD Allina Health Also on the medical advisory committee and board of directors for the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation, Dr. Johnson also chairs the Minnesota Department of Human Services Opioid Prescribing Work Group. James S. Pikala, Attorney Arthur Chapman Area attorney with over 30 years’ experience in workers’ comp laws. Phil Walls, RPh Chief Clinical Officer, myMatrixx Clinical pharmacist, with over 35 years of experience in benefits and workers’ comp. Fight opioid addiction in the workplace. Tailored to CFOs, risk managers, HR staff, medical providers and insurance professionals; reserve your seat today by calling Mary at 612-236-1771. Hurry, space is limited!