Michael Gavin Appointed New CEO of Injured Workers Pharmacy, LLC

Posted by IWP on Sep 25, 2017 10:19:18 AM

Injured Workers Pharmacy, LLC. (IWP), a national home delivery pharmacy specializing in serving injured individuals, announced today the appointment of Michael Gavin as President and Chief Executive Officer.

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How Technology Has Influenced Patient Care

Posted by Kellie Collier on Jul 26, 2017 2:02:28 PM

In today’s world, technology has impacted almost every major industry. Your wants and needs are now at your fingertips thanks to technological advances like Facebook, Google and smartphones.

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What is a Pharmacy Benefit Manager?

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jun 7, 2017 9:38:47 AM

Pharmacy Benefit Managers, or PBMs, have gotten a lot of attention over the last few years.  The terms get thrown around whenever insurance is brought up, whether it be health insurance or workers’ comp insurance.  If you haven’t heard the term PBM, chances are you have heard of specific PBMs - like Express Scripts or CVS Caremark. And odds are you probably have a prescription card in your wallet with one of those names on it.

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Making a Difference in Customer Care

Posted by Erin Leavitt on May 3, 2017 9:03:37 AM

By the time you’ve reached IWP’s Customer Care team, you’ve probably had it with the workers’ compensation system. Many of our patients are referred to IWP by their doctor or attorney after having difficulty filling their prescription medications at a local pharmacy.

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3 Reasons to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Posted by Kellie Collier on Apr 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Twice each year, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) hosts their National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. This initiative aims to provide a safe and effective way for the general public to dispose of prescription drugs, while also providing education on potential prescription drug abuse. On this day, the public is encouraged to visit local collection sites, which include fire departments and police stations, to forgo any unused or unwanted prescription medications – without question.

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How to Safely Dispose of Medications

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

With the rise of prescription drug abuse and more than half of polled teens saying it’s easy to get prescription drugs from their parent’s medicine cabinet, its clearer now more than ever that practicing medication safety at home is utterly important.

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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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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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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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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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