The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Tom Frieden, recently referred to opioid abuse — including prescription painkillers — as “a growing epidemic that is gripping our country.”

And increasingly, that grip includes the American workplace.

A new survey, the first of its kind, conducted by the National Safety Council (NSC), along with Indiana’s attorney general, concluded that 80 percent of Indiana employers have been impacted by prescription drug misuse and abuse by employees.

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2015-12-31T10:51:50+00:00