Dealing with Prescription Drug Shortages 

Posted by Meaghan Byrne, PharmD., CPE & Frank Pallaria, RPh on Feb 12, 2018 12:12:06 PM

Why do drug shortages occur and what should a patient do if his or her medication is in short supply?

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Topics: Clinical

State of the States, February 9

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Feb 12, 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

State of the States, February 2

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Feb 5, 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

Ultimate Winter Worker Safety List

Posted by Kellie Collier on Jan 31, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Frigid winter temperatures are not to be taken lightly – especially when you’re working in these cold climates. Outdoor or road workers are often susceptible to the harmful hazards of winter, including icy roads, frost bite and slips/falls.   

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Topics: Workplace Wellness

State of the States, January 26

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jan 29, 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

Reining in Requirements on Compound Medications

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jan 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Compound medications, or compounding, is the process of creating a custom medication to treat a patient’s individual medical condition.  To create a compound, a physician will write a compound prescription, which lists the exact amount and combination of drugs to be used to meet a patient’s needs.  The prescription is then sent to the pharmacy, who creates the compound drug.  Some compound prescriptions require a special compounding pharmacy to create, while others can be made in a licensed pharmacy – it all depends on the combination of ingredients and goal of the product.   

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Topics: Legislative, Workers' Compensation

State of the States, January 19

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jan 22, 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

Why Naloxone Rescue Kits are Being Co-Prescribed with Opioids

Posted by Meaghan Byrne, PharmD., CPE & Frank Pallaria, RPh on Jan 17, 2018 10:21:41 AM

The United States is facing a public health crisis with the overdose rate involving opioids. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that in 2016 the number of deaths involving a prescription opioid were five times higher than in 1999.

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Topics: Clinical, Pain Management

State of the States, January 12

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jan 15, 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

Mind Over Matter: Using Mindfulness to Ease Chronic Pain

Posted by Erin Leavitt on Jan 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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Today over 100 million Americans are said to suffer from chronic pain. As regulations on opioids tighten, many are searching for new and improved ways to manage their pain. Many have found relief in holistic methods, such as mindfulness and meditation. A recent study by the National Institutes of Health used brain imaging to show the ability of mindfulness meditation techniques to mitigate pain without medication.

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Topics: Pain Management

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