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2012 Drug Trends Report

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.

A Tsunami or a Ripple? Examining the Impact of the Expected Wave of Age-Related Claims

Many Boomers are now choosing to stay at work past traditional retirement age. That will create a number of ripples, one of which will reach the world of workers’ compensation.

Express Scripts Unveils Comprehensive Fraud, Waste and Abuse Program for Workers' Comp Clients

New suite of Express Scripts workers' compensation services will detect and deter fraud in workers’ compensation prescriptions saving tens of millions of dollars annually.

Opioids in the Treatment of Injured Workers: When and How to Maximize Effectiveness

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.

Specialty Drugs in Workers' Compensation

Twenty years ago there were only ten 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.

Five Common Misconceptions in Workers’ Compensation

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.

Health-focused managed care: Pharmacy benefit management services

It's no secret prescription drug spending represents a disproportionately high percentage of workers' compensation costs. This white paper discusses a recent NCCI study on rising prescription drug costs and Sedgwick’s pharmacy solutions for clients.

Response to “Compounding is Confounding Workers’ Compensation”

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
current environment.

Healthcare Solutions Pharmacy White Paper - Compound Drugs

When it comes to compounded prescription drugs, it’s a fairly good bet that payers in the workers’ compensation market are paying more than they should. Read more to learn how Healthcare Solutions' compound drug program is saving money for clients.

New Insights for Pain Management

Many work injuries are treated with powerful narcotics. Read about a treatment approach that focuses on patient education and engagement.

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