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German Lopez Published 10:10 AM ET Thu, 10 Aug 2017 Vox   It is impossible to talk about the causes of the opioid epidemic without pointing to the manufacturers and distributors that marketed and proliferated these dangerous pills. Yet over the past several years, these multibillion-dollar companies have avoided much in the way of serious…

Analgesic Efficacy and Transdermal Penetration of Topical Gabapentin Creams: Finding an Optimal Dose and Pre-treatment Time Author(s):  Heustess Allie,Spigener Shuler,Sweitzer Sarah,Romero-Sandoval Alfonso,Asbill Scott Issue:  Mar/Apr 2015 – Volume 19, Number 2 View All Articles in Issue Abstract:  Many patients with chronic neuropathic pain continue to suffer despite traditional pharmacotherapy. As a result, pharmacists commonly compound gabapentin into creams,…

Evaluation of the Percutaneous Absorption of Ketamine HCl, Gabapentin, Clonidine HCl, and Baclofen, in Compounded Transdermal Pain Formulations, Using the Franz Finite Dose Model. Abstract OBJECTIVE This study evaluates the ability of four commonly used analgesics (ketamine HCl, gabapentin, clonidine HCl, and baclofen), when incorporated into two transdermal compounding bases, Lipoderm and Lipoderm ActiveMax, to…

The over-prescribing of opioids and subsequent problems of addiction, overdose, and even death is a public health crisis that has dramatically impacted workers’ compensation. A startling 55 to 85 percent of injured workers receive narcotics for chronic pain. A recent study by Accident Fund Holdings and Johns Hopkins University examined the interrelationship between the utilization…

Pain is a highly complex concept that has a different effect on and unique perception for each individual pain sufferer. This multifaceted phenomenon involves physical, cognitive, and emotional factors and thus requires an individualized treatment plan [1]. Pain may be a symptom that results from inflammation or changes to the nervous system due to injury…

Si se lesiona en el trabajo, debe seguir estos sencillos pasos: El proveedor de cuidado de la salud tratante debe ser autorizado por la Junta de Compensación de Trabajadores, excepto en una situación de emergencia. Puede obtener más información sobre los proveedores autorizados y localizar a los proveedores autorizados en las secciones Trabajadores lesionados o…

Presentation Topical Pain Medications Another Approach to Pain, Wound and Scar Management

Yes, your insurance company will pay for workers comp prescriptions. You have a right to obtain the prescription  you need for your work-related injury or sickness. Workers’ compensation should cover hospital and medical expenses to treat your injury or illness. Workers’ compensation covers: doctor visits, medication, and surgeries. If you need medical equipment, workers’ compensation…

Workers compensation and epidemic of fatal opioid abuse Abuse of opioids such as heroin, oxycontin and methadone led to 28,000 deaths last year, according to federal agencies. Many states are taking steps to combat the epidemic, but proposed solutions have attracted their own share of controversy and criticism. Judy Woodruff talks to Gov. Charlie Baker…

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