Retail pharmacies, like CVS and Walgreens, seem to occupy every street corner from coast to coast. With nearly 70 percent of Americans taking at least one prescription medication, it’s not uncommon for people to feel comfortable and become familiar with their local retail pharmacy and pharmacy staff.
At the heart of every workers' compensation claim is an injured worker who is seeking the benefits that will help them return to work quickly and without issue. Over the past few years, we've seen several trends within work comp aimed at improving patient care and lowering overall costs.
Opioids have become a topic that, we as a nation, are learning not to take lightly. At IWP, we strive to empower people to make informed decisions about their medications. Specifically, when considering opioids for chronic pain, there are important considerations to take into account to help ensure they are used only when their benefits outweigh their risks.
When faced with an injury, our instincts tell us to surround ourselves with loved ones for comfort and support. But how often do we consider the importance of building a strong treatment team?
Each year on August 31st, International Overdose Awareness Day is held as a global event to raise awareness of drug overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths. This day also calls attention to the pain felt by family and friends who have dealt with overdose and commemorates loved ones lost as a result of a drug overdose.
Getting injured on the job can be a frightening experience. Ninety percent of job-related injuries are first time occurrences, which means injured workers most likely have little to no knowledge of the workers’ compensation system.
Currently, 78 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. One prominent tool in the fight against opioid abuse is the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).
Workers’ compensation can be a difficult landscape to navigate. As specialists in workers’ compensation, we've made it our mission to coordinate convenient home delivery of prescriptions to ensure injured workers get the medications they need to return to work as quickly as possible.