Getting Medications You Need When Your State has a Drug Formulary

Posted by Kellie Collier on Feb 21, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Depending on what state your injury occurred in, the state’s workers’ compensation system may have some say on what medications are right for your injury. Treatment guidelines, or drug formularies, have been popping up each year in various states as a measure to rein in workers’ comp costs and curb prescription drug abuse.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

State of the States, February 17

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Feb 17, 2017 4:26:23 PM

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

Uber and the Battle Over Workers' Comp

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Feb 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

What exactly is the gig economy?  Well, it’s a little different for everyone, but the Bureau of Labor Statistics summarized it as “a single project or task for which a worker is hired, often through a digital marketplace, to work on demand.”  To get a clearer picture of what that means, just think of an Uber or Lyft driver - who are hired to provide services through an app and decide when and where they will work and what jobs they will take. 

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

State of the States, February 10

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Feb 10, 2017 1:43:52 PM

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

Tips For Tapering Medication

Posted by Stephanie Labonville on Feb 8, 2017 10:26:07 AM

It’s become clear that excessive use of opioids is a problem.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prescription opioids are considered a driving force in the 15-year increase in opioid-related deaths with 91 Americans dying every day from an opioid overdose. What can be done to decrease these overdoses? Many factors and opinions play into the decisions around how best to tackle this problem.

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Topics: Clinical, Pain Management

State of the States, February 3

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Feb 3, 2017 3:42:25 PM

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

Raising Awareness During Heart Health Month

Posted by Kellie Collier on Feb 2, 2017 11:43:07 AM

Each February, thousands of Americans raise awareness for the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States – heart disease. Heart Health Month has become an annual event filled with fundraisers and local events in support of researching efforts to help millions of Americans minimize the risk of heart disease.

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Topics: Insider

State of the States, January 30

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jan 30, 2017 8:00:00 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

Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Medication Treatment Options

Posted by Stephanie Labonville on Jan 26, 2017 10:53:45 AM

When it comes to taking medications, it’s important to make decisions about continuing, changing or stopping them based off an understanding of the potential for both risks and benefits.  Medications should only be used if the benefits outweigh the potential harms or risks.

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Topics: Clinical

Office Yoga Poses: Practicing at Your Desk

Posted by Kellie Collier on Jan 25, 2017 3:44:44 PM

Across the country, 36.7 million Americans practice yoga each year. Whether they’re practicing for health benefits, stress relief or overall enjoyment, stepping on a yoga mat has been proven to heal both body and mind.

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Topics: Workplace Wellness

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