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October 23, 2020
Kara Kahley
Consultant, Market & Competitive Intelligence
Taking back drugs is giving life, especially now

2020 is a year like no other. The coronavirus pandemic has magnified the significance of public health. Social distancing, masks, plexiglass barriers, hand sanitizer and contactless pickups have become parts of our everyday lives, and the importance…

October 23, 2020 by Kara Kahley, Consultant, Market & Competitive Intelligence
January 04, 2019
Susan Burns
Assistant VP, Specialty Operations-PL
Opioid addiction in senior citizens: the painful truth

As we wrap up the holiday season, “Season’s Greetings” feels more like “Season’s Grievings” for some seniors. The holidays tend to bring back memories of good times, happier times when life was “good.” But sometimes what’s underlying a change in mood…

January 04, 2019 by Susan Burns, Assistant VP, Specialty Operations-PL
April 28, 2017
Andrew Newhouse, Sedgwick pharmacist
Tomorrow is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The 2017 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The day was established in 2010 by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to help reduce prescription drug risks and promote safety. Accord…

April 28, 2017 by Andrew Newhouse, Sedgwick pharmacist
November 15, 2016
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
managing director, senior medical officer
More bad news about opioids

At Sedgwick, we are committed to steering people away from opioid addiction and finding solutions to returning them back to healthy, productive lives. However, the lure of such drugs can begin even before entering the workforce and experiencing an …

November 15, 2016 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, managing director, senior medical officer
May 12, 2016
Dr. Paul Peak
vice president, clinical pharmacy
Over-the-counter problem no longer under the radar

Three weeks ago, I was wrapping up a discussion with a client and fellow Sedgwick colleagues on the opioid epidemic. Someone in the room received the unexpected text that Prince had died. In the next few moments, without any other information, my fel…

May 12, 2016 by Dr. Paul Peak, vice president, clinical pharmacy
April 04, 2016
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
managing director, senior medical officer
Dangerous prescribing practices and at-risk patients – a look at best practices

It was my privilege to present along with Dr. Paul Peak of Sedgwick at the 2016 National RX Drug and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, Georgia to discuss dangerous prescribing practices and at-risk patients. The conference was highlighted by a public ap…

April 04, 2016 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, managing director, senior medical officer
November 23, 2015
Mark Debus, Clinical Behavioral Health Specialist
Behavioral health prevention vs. intervention in dealing with addiction

The idea of identifying and addressing risk factors for addiction as a means of prevention is not groundbreaking; this concept has existed since at least the 1970s. Unfortunately, there has not been much application of this concept to workers’ comp…

November 23, 2015 by Mark Debus, Clinical Behavioral Health Specialist
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