State of the States, January 23

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jan 23, 2017 10:26:06 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

Get Involved During National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week

Posted by Stephanie Labonville on Jan 20, 2017 12:30:40 PM

Today marks the beginning of National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW). This week is devoted to minimizing the negative impact drugs and alcohol can have by educating young people using science from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) to dispel potentially harmful drug and alcohol myths.

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Topics: Clinical

Do Injured Athletes Get Workers' Compensation?

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jan 17, 2017 4:43:52 PM

Professional athletes dominate the headlines across the country, sometimes because they’re good, and other times because they’re bad.  Whatever the reason, professional athletes receive a lot of attention in this country and recently that attention is coming in an unlikely place - workers’ compensation. 

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

State of the States, January 16

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jan 16, 2017 9:37:09 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

Engaging in Healthy Behavior During Recovery

Posted by Kellie Collier on Jan 13, 2017 11:06:24 AM

Every New Year resolutions of healthy habits come and go in the blink of an eye – or with the bite of a pizza. According to a poll from Statistic Brain, 21.4% of people polled said losing weight or developing heathier eating habits was their number one goal. Out of the 12 options that were available, 4 resolutions tied in directly to improving ones overall health – including quitting smoking, life or self-improvements, and working out more. Sadly, only 8% of people achieve their new year’s resolutions each year.

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Topics: Insider

Adverse Drug Reactions: What to Know

Posted by Stephanie Labonville on Jan 11, 2017 4:05:28 PM

Adverse drug reactions (ADR) cause between 5-7% of all hospitalizations, and result in over 140,000 fatalities annually.  These staggering statistics highlight why it is so important to understand what ADRs are and what can be done about them. 

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Topics: Clinical

New Report Takes a Clear Look Inside the Nation’s Opioid Epidemic

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jan 10, 2017 2:04:48 PM

At the end of 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new report on the opioid epidemic showing that a shocking 33,091 people died from a drug overdose involving at least one opioid in 2015.  That’s over 4,000 more deaths than in 2014 and deaths involving synthetic opioids, like fentanyl, rose by 75% in one year.  For the first time in our history heroin related deaths are more common that gun homicides. 

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Topics: Insider

2016 Recap and 2017 Outlook

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jan 10, 2017 10:47:35 AM

2016 brought several changes to the workers' compensation community. Legislative efforts on hot topics like drug formularies and opioid fill-limits made its way state-to-state and the effects were seen nationwide.

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Topics: Insider, Workers' Compensation

State of the States, January 9

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jan 9, 2017 9:35:52 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

What's Going on in the Florida Workers' Comp System?

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jan 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM

January means more than just the New Year, it also signals the start of legislative sessions across the country.  One of the big states to watch in 2017 will be Florida.  Thanks to state Supreme Court cases in 2016, Florida saw a big increase in costs for their workers’ comp program which means employers are paying a lot more for coverage and no one is happy.  That’s why Florida is poised for reforms in 2017 as they try to stop further price hikes and contain costs.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

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