State of the States, July 14

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jul 14, 2017 12:40:50 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

4 Steps to Building Positivity in the Workplace

Posted by Melissa DiStefano on Jul 12, 2017 9:18:31 AM

Why not smile and greet strangers with a hello? Why not lift up your coworkers to motivate them? Why not choose to be happy? The way we look at life on a daily basis can have a direct impact on the workplace and your work life. A positive work environment will always be a more enjoyable one and help drive more success – creating deeper connections and overall better quality of life.

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Topics: Workplace Wellness

State of the States, July 7

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jul 7, 2017 1:37:14 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

How do I Know If I'm at Risk for Opioid Abuse or Misuse?

Posted by Stephanie Labonville on Jul 6, 2017 10:12:06 AM

With opioid abuse and misuse so prevalent today, it is important to understand the scale of the issue and be aware that certain factors might put you or someone you know at risk for developing opioid addiction, abuse, harm or misuse. 

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Topics: Clinical, Pain Management

5 Ways to Beat the Heat While Working Outside

Posted by Kellie Collier on Jul 3, 2017 11:52:04 AM

In 2011, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched their Heat Illness Prevention campaign, which promotes the importance of water, rest and shade to better protect workers from the effects of heat-related illness. High temperatures and direct sun exposure resulted in 31 heat-related worker deaths and 4,120 heat-related worker illness in 2012 alone and can induce severe health problems like heat stroke, heat exhaustion and heat rash.

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Topics: Workplace Wellness

State of the States, June 30

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jun 30, 2017 11:08:27 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

Why Missouri is the Only State Without a PDMP

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jun 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) have become a key component to every state, and even the federal response to the opioid epidemic.  Over the past few years, state’s (and the federal government) have funneled millions of dollars into PDMPs, improving their technology, expanding access, developing their capabilities, and encouraging doctors, pharmacies, and law enforcement to use them as a resource.  However, while momentum is moving in one direction, Missouri isn’t ready to join the party just yet.  As of 2017, Missouri became the only state in the country that did not have a PDMP.

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Topics: PDMP

State of the States, June 26

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jun 26, 2017 9:53:54 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

How to Manage Pain After Surgery

Posted by Stephanie Labonville on Jun 22, 2017 9:55:45 AM

The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) has named 2017 the Global Year Against Pain After Surgery. Anyone who is undergoing surgery wants the process to be as smooth and painless as possible, and the IASP has dedicated this year towards promoting better pain management after surgery, with efforts targeting both healthcare professionals and patients.

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Topics: Pain Management

State of the States, June 16

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jun 16, 2017 11:52:01 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

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