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Published: 12/19/2011 in Workers’ Comp & Disability
Use of prescription painkillers has increased in staggering proportions compared with other medication classes, in terms of the number of prescriptions written, costs and incidence of overuse and abuse.
How can employers help injured workers while ensuring appropriate use of narcotics and reducing unnecessary costs? Take a look into Sedgwick’s clinically based process, which aligns resources to impact safety, return to work and better outcomes.
Sedgwick’s 2012 Drug Trends Report identifies drug safety and cost concerns and showcases client outcomes. Download for a closer look at the improvements and savings our customers achieved last year utilizing our advanced drug management strategies.
Published: 05/23/2014 in Claims Management
Twenty years ago there were only 10 specialty drugs on the market and they were rarely seen in workers’ compensation. Today there are over 300, and drugs such as anticoagulants and antivirals are making their way into claims.
CorVel’s Focus on Pharmacy Management whitepapers aim to provide readers with tools and approaches to to mitigate exposure in their risk program.
Many work injuries are treated with powerful narcotics. Read about a treatment approach that focuses on patient education and engagement.
The 2013 Workers’ Compensation Drug Trend Report highlights our multipronged analysis of compounded medications from the drug, state, pharmacy and physician perspective.
Published: 04/11/2014 in Workers’ Comp & Disability
My colleagues that participate in CompPharma authored a very good piece on compounding medications.
While the recommendations made by the consortium are sound, we need to apply practical steps given the
Published: 07/01/2014 in Workers’ Comp & Disability
With numerous states legalizing medical marijuana, this paper reviews the research that has been done on it, and the opinions and concerns regarding its use by the medical community, the public, the insurance industry, employers, and the government.
Published: 07/31/2013 in Workers’ Comp & Disability
Experts from Healthcare Solutions identify and debunk five common myths in workers’ compensation and explain why a thorough understanding of these issues can help improve injured worker outcomes, decrease administrative burden and reduce costs.