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Summer 2024

This edition of RxInformer explores new and ongoing trends impacting workers’ comp – ranging the gamut from child labor regulations to new obesity drugs, climate change, and more.

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RxI Tag: Medication

Painting by Numbers: Workers' Comp Drug Costs in Broad Strokes

High-level trends in healthcare drug spending and utilization in workers? comp

Opioid Imbalance: Risk Disparities Among Diverse Patient Populations

Population-based opioid risks include gender, socioeconomic status, and ethnicity

Claims Q&A: Hyaluronic Acid Injections: What is Their Place in Work Comp Claims?

Our clinicians answer common questions from claims professionals

Occupational Illness and Drug Therapy

Workplace risk factors can lead to complex diseases that require unique drug therapy

6 Specialty Drug Trends Impacting Workers' Comp Right Now

Health and cost impacts of specialty drugs for chronic conditions seen in workers' comp

Patient Age: More than a Number in Rx Management

Age, as well as overall health, must be considered in medication management

Claims Q&A: RX Drugs of Abuse: Which Non-Opioid Drugs Present Concern?

Our clinicians answer common questions from claims professionals

Polypharmacy: How Many Drugs is Too Many?

A claims professional noted that a patient’s drug regimen included 11 medications, raising serious concerns.

Myth Busters: Private-Label Topicals Edition

Private-label topical (PLT) analgesics are independently manufactured lotions and creams that are increasingly being prescribed to patients for the temporary relief of minor pain associated with injury.

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Since 2010, the semi-annual RxInformer clinical journal has been a trusted source of timely information and guidance for workers’ comp payers on how best to manage the care of injured worker claimants and plan for the challenges that lay ahead. The publication is an important part of Healthesystems’ proactive approach to advocating for quality care of injured workers while managing the costs associated with treatment.