State of the States, January 5

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jan 8, 2018 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

American Chronic Pain Association: Resource Guide to Pain Management

Posted by Kristina Freyou on Jan 3, 2018 8:05:00 AM

It is difficult to know how to move forward once chronic pain has altered someone’s life. It often seems like all that is needed is the right medication or treatment to take away the pain to improve their function. But sometimes that is not enough - especially in the instance of chronic pain. Medication, injections, or surgery sometimes only provide minimal relief. However, there are many other treatment approaches to chronic pain to provide better results.

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Topics: Clinical, Pain Management

Legislative Session Wrap Up

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Dec 26, 2017 10:05:00 AM

We’re less than a week away from the start of a new year, a new year which will bring new legislators, bills, regulations, and hot topics impacting workers’ compensation and pharmacy. While we can’t predict the future, we can help identify trends we’ve seen sprouting up across the country. From the bills considered, to conversations amongst legislators, below is a brief overview of the big trends we expect to see in 2018.

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Topics: Legislative

State of the States, December 22

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Dec 22, 2017 11:05:00 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

The Removal of Opana ER from the Market and the Evolution of Abuse Deterrent Long-Acting Opioids

Posted by Meaghan Byrne, PharmD., CPE & Frank Pallaria, RPh on Dec 20, 2017 9:15:00 AM

The United States is currently facing an epidemic of opioid abuse and overdoses. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) cites over 183,000 deaths from 1999-2015 due to opioid overdoses. This epidemic, also referred to as the opioid crisis, stems from the overprescribing of opioids, recreational misuse, and the gateway of prescription opioids to more illicit drug use, such as heroin. How did we get to this point and what is being done to prevent misuse of opioids? To better understand the exponential growth of opioid use, we must look at the evolution of long-acting opioids and how these drugs have shaped current prescribing trends and medication approval rates.

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Topics: Clinical

State of the States, December 15

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Dec 15, 2017 2:10:00 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

Six Tips to Avoid Holiday Workplace Stress

Posted by Kayleigh Robertson on Dec 14, 2017 8:50:00 AM


It’s no surprise that the holiday season gets everyone excited. From decorating our homes, searching for the perfect gifts, indulging in extra helpings of food and visiting with loved ones; the holidays are a joyous time. However, the holidays can also bring stress, especially in the workplace. Employees start fighting the urge to procrastinate on tasks, taking extra time off from work, and balancing situations in their personal lives.

Here are six tips and tricks to help you alleviate holiday workplace stress.

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Topics: Workplace Wellness

State of the States, December 8

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Dec 8, 2017 3:15:00 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

California’s Workers’ Comp Formulary

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Dec 6, 2017 9:18:00 AM

It’s been over two years since AB 1124 was signed into law on October 6, 2015. The bill required the California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) to develop and implement a drug formulary by July 1, 2017. After several proposals, comment periods, and public hearings, the DWC pushed back implementation to January 1, 2018. The hope was by delaying implementation, the DWC would have more time to develop the formulary, addressing stakeholders concerns throughout the process, and allow providers, PBMs, pharmacies and insurers time to review and implement the final formulary into their processes.

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Topics: Legislative

State of the States, December 1

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Dec 1, 2017 1:15:00 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

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