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Workers' Comp Article

Ask The Pharmacist: Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

January 13, 2023

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) are electronic databases designed to track and monitor controlled substance dispensing. These databases are run at the state level, and the main intent of such programs is to screen for suspected drug diversion (i.e., using drugs for illegal purposes such as selling prescribed medications for profit) and abuse.

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Ask The Pharmacist: Seizure Drugs for Pain Management

December 21, 2022

How are seizure drugs used for pain management in workers' comp? Opioids are often prescribed for moderate-to-severe pain, and while opioids can be highly effective medic

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Ask The Pharmacist: Traveling With a Controlled Substance

November 18, 2022

Are there rules or recommendations for traveling with a controlled substance?

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Ask the Pharmacist: Opioid Disposal

October 20, 2022

Often prescribed for moderate-to-severe pain, opioids can be highly effective medications, they can also be associated with serious risks including the potential for abuse and addiction. Patients may not be aware of the dangers of keeping unused opioids in the home and the importance of safe disposal of these medications.

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Examining Opioid Utilization Drug Trends

July 19, 2022

Opioid utilization in workers’ comp has steadily been trending downwards.

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U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Minnesota Workers’ Comp Cannabis Cases

July 12, 2022

On June 21, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court released an order list for a host of cases before the Court. As part of the list, the Court noted the requests for two workers’ compensation case reviews (Musta v Mendota Heights Dental, et al, and Bierbach v Digger’s Polaris, et al) that had been denied. These two cases dealt with rulings in the state of Minnesota related to employers being required to reimburse for medical marijuana for a workers’ compensation claim.

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A Personalized Approach to High-MED Opioid Management

April 19, 2022