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August 23, 2019
Dr. Reema Hammoud
Director Clinical Pharmacy
Gabapentin and Lyrica: Safer alternatives for pain management?

The opioid epidemic in this country has left prescribers looking for pain treatment alternatives, and one emerging option has been anticonvulsants known as gabapentinoids (e.g. gabapentin and Lyrica®, also known as pregabalin). With a need for option…

August 23, 2019 by Dr. Reema Hammoud, Director Clinical Pharmacy
June 14, 2018
Tracey Davanport
Vice President Clinical Operations
Early nurse engagement

Early nurse engagement makes a valuable impact in 3 key areas Recent analysis of Sedgwick’s claims data shows that employers using 24/7 clinical consultation for workplace injuries saw 34% lower incurred costs than those using an intake process with…

June 14, 2018 by Tracey Davanport, Vice President Clinical Operations
April 26, 2018
Paul Peak
AVP Clinical Pharmacy
Putting safety first: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day 2018

Sedgwick routinely reminds clients and colleagues about the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) National Prescription Drug Take Back Days. The next Take Back Day will be Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. In 2010, the DEA started org…

April 26, 2018 by Paul Peak , AVP Clinical Pharmacy
September 29, 2017
Dr. Andrew Newhouse, Sedgwick pharmacist
The alarming facts about methadone

Methadone is an opioid medication most commonly used for detoxification, maintenance treatment of opioid addiction, and limited use for chronic pain. The drawbacks to its use stem from the risk of addiction and abuse with the medication, even at reco…

September 29, 2017 by Dr. Andrew Newhouse, Sedgwick pharmacist
August 31, 2017
Dr. Reema Hammoud
Director Clinical Pharmacy
Rachel’s story: A portrait of opioid use disorder

Rachel enjoyed gardening and canning vegetables. She enjoyed cooking, taking walks and spending time with her grandchildren. After she was injured at work, she was optimistic about making a speedy recovery. She was 53 years old and had always stayed …

August 31, 2017 by Dr. Reema Hammoud, Director Clinical Pharmacy
March 08, 2017
Luke Parnell, pharmacy program liaison
We’re not talking peanuts: Carfentanil, fentanyl and heroin

Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid that is 80 times more potent than fentanyl and 8,000 times more potent than heroin. Having been created and used as an elephant tranquilizer in China, it has now found its way into the hands of the public. This dru…

March 08, 2017 by Luke Parnell, pharmacy program liaison
May 12, 2016
Dr. Paul Peak
Director 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, Director Clinical Pharmacy
July 30, 2015
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
Why are doctors resistant to change?

I am looking forward to the 2015 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference in Orlando. I will be moderating The Center for Excellence – The Study of Medical Cost Drivers in Workers’ Compensation panel titled, “Managing prescription drugs and power…

July 30, 2015 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
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