State of the States, September 19-23

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Sep 26, 2016 8:30:00 AM

What's happening this week in workers' compensation? IWP's weekly legislative wrap-up, State of the States, keeps you up to date on important matters within the workers' compensation and pharmacy arena.

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Topics: Legislative Wrap Up

Revamping the PDMP in Massachusetts

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Sep 22, 2016 8:30:00 AM

On August 22, 2016, Massachusetts launched a revamped prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP). The Massachusetts Prescription Awareness Tool (MassPAT) received $6 million in upgrades that includes an easier to access system, required PDMP registration for physicans and access to monitoring systems in other states. 

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Topics: PDMP

Preventing Prescription Issues With Our Four-Point Quality Check

Posted by IWP on Sep 20, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Medication errors harm an astonishing 1.5 million people every year and account for $3.5 billion in hospital costs for treating the drug-related injury. At IWP, our pharmacists go well beyond filling medications; they identify and prevent medication-related problems with our Four-Point Quality Check system.

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Topics: Clinical, Pain Management

State of the States, September 12-16

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Sep 19, 2016 10:52:10 AM

What's happening this week in workers' compensation? IWP's weekly legislative wrap-up, State of the States, keeps you up to date on important matters within the workers' compensation and pharmacy arena.

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Topics: Legislative Wrap Up

Pain Decoded: Speaking the Language of Pain - Part II

Posted by Stephanie Labonville on Sep 14, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Pain management and the nation’s opioid epidemic have been two topics with a heavy focus lately. As we have touched upon in Pain Decoded: Speaking the Language of Pain – Part I, pain and its’ management are complicated. 

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Topics: Insider, Clinical, Pain Management

State of the States, September 5-9

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Sep 12, 2016 8:30:00 AM

What's happening this week in workers' compensation? IWP's weekly legislative wrap-up, State of the States, keeps you up to date on important matters within the workers' compensation and pharmacy arena.

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Topics: Legislative Wrap Up

Finding a Pain Management Option That Works For You

Posted by IWP on Sep 8, 2016 8:30:00 AM

As pain management techniques continue to evolve, Americans are faced with a constant reminder of the nation’s opioid epidemic and the risk of opioid addiction and abuse. Even with such an emphasis on the risk and potentially harmful side effects of opioids, injured workers are still significantly more likely to receive narcotics than non-workers’ compensation patients.

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Topics: Insider, Clinical, Pain Management

Improving Outcomes Through Health Literacy and Communication

Posted by Stephanie Labonville on Sep 6, 2016 8:30:00 AM

To get the best health outcomes, decisions related to health should be based on an understanding of clear, accurate and relevant information. But getting a clear understanding of healthcare related information is often easier said than done. In fact, nearly 9 out of 10 Americans have limited health literacy skills.

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Topics: Insider, Clinical

Time to Act on International Overdose Awareness Day

Posted by Stephanie Labonville on Aug 31, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Each year on August 31st, International Overdose Awareness Day is held as a global event to raise awareness of drug overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths. This day also calls attention to the pain felt by family and friends who have dealt with overdose and commemorates loved ones lost as a result of a drug overdose.

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Topics: Insider, Clinical, Pharmacy Care Management

California Workers' Comp System Not Meeting Needs of Injured Workers

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Aug 29, 2016 11:14:08 AM

According to the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB), California’s workers’ comp system covers over 700,000 employers and provides medical and wage benefits to nearly 800,000 injured workers.

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Topics: Insider

Peace of Mind, Delivered.

Delivering more than just prescription medications.

IWP is a specialized pharmacy service that delivers prescription medications directly to the doorstep of injured individuals nationwide. Whether injured on the job or on the road, our simple, hassle-free process provides the highest quality prescription care with little to no out-of-pocket costs.

Download the Patient Pain Resource for Injured Workers to find a treatment  option that works for you