Rise of Speciality Drugs

At the 2017 Business Insurance/CLM Annual Conference, a panel discussed the rise of specialty drugs, including anti-virals such as Truvada, Combivir and Kaletra, and how they are utilized in workers’ compensation claims. The panel included: Heather Carbone – Attorney, Boyd and Jenerette P.A. Kimberly Simmons – Property and Casualty Claims – Fidelity National Financial Martine […]

Prescription Management

At the 2016 ACE Conference, Caryn Siebert with Knight Insurance Group presented a session discussing the challenges and solutions involved in prescription management. In 2014, opioid overdoses killed over 28,000 patients. From 1999 – 2013, the number of opioid prescriptions quadrupled. Earlier this year, President Obama called for additional federal government funding to prevent opioid […]

Laying a Foundation for a Workers’ Compensation Drug Formulary

At the 2016 PARMA Annual Conference, Mark Pew from PRIUM talked about general guiding principles for developing workers’ compensation drug formularies and how this applies to current efforts in California. As has been widely reported, the misuse and abuse of opioids and other prescription drugs has reached epidemic proportions in this country. Between 1999 and […]

What is a Formulary and How Does a State-Adopted Formulary Work For You?

At the 2015 California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation Annual Conference (CCWC), a panel discussed the pros and cons of a state-adopted pharmacy formulary. Panelists included Dr. Bernyce Peplowski and Alex Swedlow from CCWC and Brenda Wood and Karen Caterino from Healthcare Solutions. A workers’ compensation formulary is designed to be specific for industrial injuries and […]

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