Managing the Labor Challenge: Technology Solutions
March 15, 2023
Navigating Workers’ Comp Pharmacy: Opioids Are Not the Only Challenge When It Comes to Navigating Workers’ Comp Pharmacy
January 18, 2023
Addressing the Complexities of Issues Facing Pharmacy Programs When we think about issues facing pharmacy programs, the first thing that often comes to mind is the opioid epidemic, and wh
Ask The Pharmacist: Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP)
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.
If Over-the-Counter Meds Are Prolonging Pain, What Does This Mean for Workers’ Comp?
January 10, 2023
Is it time to change our relationship to NSAIDs, like Advil? What are the alternatives?
Changes to the ODG Drug Formulary Impact Opioid Class
December 7, 2022
Effective December 2, 2022, the Official Disability Guidelines (ODG) Drug Formulary updated the opioid drug class. The following drugs moved from Y to N status:
Sharp Drop in Opioid Prescriptions Raises Questions Over Other Drugs
December 1, 2022
Opioid prescribing in workers compensation nosedived to an all-time low last year, a new report finds, but experts say there are concerns with other drugs being used for pain management.
Ask The Pharmacist: Safe Drug Disposal Methods in Workers’ Compensation
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.