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September 29, 2018
Paul Peak
AVP Clinical Pharmacy
Education counters the opioid epidemic, one small step at a time

Like many others that have come before it, this is an article about how we can combat the opioid epidemic. But if the educational tips here help even one person think more carefully about opioid alternatives, it has accomplished what it set out to do…

September 29, 2018 by Paul Peak, AVP Clinical Pharmacy
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November 09, 2017
Dr. Paul Peak
Assistant Vice President Clinical Pharmacy
Pharmacist interns: Tomorrow’s occupational injury asset

Claims administrators have an invaluable opportunity to help future pharmacists understand the challenges regarding prescription drug use for occupational injuries. A pharmacist intern program, like the one we offer at Sedgwick, can provide ex…

November 09, 2017 by Dr. Paul Peak, Assistant Vice President Clinical Pharmacy
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July 07, 2016
Jamie Waits, Complex Pharmacy Nurse
Dispense as written

I am a complex pharmacy nurse for Sedgwick which means my mission in life is to restore injured workers’ lives. I work collaboratively with doctors to change prescribing practices and follow best practices based on national guidelines and the indiv…

July 07, 2016 by Jamie Waits, Complex Pharmacy Nurse
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April 13, 2015
Don’t wait for regulatory changes – manage prescription drug use today

The wheels are slowly turning across the nation as state workers’ compensation regulatory agencies and state legislators focus on how to best respond to the prescription drug abuse epidemic and gain more control. Implementing a closed formulary is …

April 13, 2015
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February 26, 2015
Dr. Paul Peak
Assistant Vice President Clinical Pharmacy
Zohydro ER gets FDA approval…but will it really help prevent abuse?

On January 30, 2015 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a reformulated version of Zohydro ER (a long-acting, single-entity hydrocodone product) that is designed to possess abuse-deterrent properties. When the FDA originally approve…

February 26, 2015 by Dr. Paul Peak, Assistant Vice President Clinical Pharmacy
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September 25, 2014
Terri Riley, SVP Managed Care Practices and Client Services
Listening to the voice of the provider

Medical directors with California-based hospital systems recently met for a discussion focused on the quality of medical care provided to Sedgwick workers’ compensation clients. We covered many areas, including provider scoring, fraud, legal challe…

September 25, 2014 by Terri Riley, SVP Managed Care Practices and Client Services
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