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Pew: Making Big Opioid Pharma Pay 11/14/2017
By: Mark Pew
State: NA | Segment: Top | 214 | 0
As discussed in "Big Opioid Pharma = Big Tobacco?" there are attempts from around the country to hold Big Opioid Pharma (BOP) accountable for its part in the #opioid epidemi...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Opioids, MSAs and the Feds 11/06/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 257 | 0
According to the California Workers’ Compensation Institute, the average California Medicare set-aside includes almost $49,000 for drugs — about half of all future medical expenses. ...Read More
 
 

Pew: Big Opioid Pharma = Big Tobacco? 10/25/2017
By: Mark Pew
State: NA | Segment: Top | 210 | 0
Have you noticed that Big Opioid Pharma (BOP), manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids, are under attack? I have. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Run Like Hell 10/23/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 374 | 0
Shockingly, compound drug merchants allegedly lied when they sold accounts receivable to investors. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Failure Is Good 10/17/2017
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 184 | 0
Had a great conversation with an old friend. He runs a mid-sized work comp insurer and is one of the most forward-looking executives in this industry. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Claims, They Are A-Shifting 10/10/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 410 | 0
There appears to be a trend among many work comp insurers to shift more and more claims-handling responsibilities to third party administrators (TPAs). ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Watch Out for 'Innovation' 10/09/2017
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 340 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In any very mature industry — and workers’ comp is certainly that — certain truths are immutable. Scale, margin compression, consolidation are all inevitable — or at least two out of three are. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Why the Foresight Deal Is Different 10/03/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 329 | 0
There are two big takeaways: the price, and why Paradigm paid so much. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Big Changes Coming in Workers' Comp 09/08/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 850 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Here’s what I see coming. Quick take ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: There's No BIG Problem in WC Pharmacy — and That's Scary 08/28/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 500 | 0 | Popular with Vendor
In the 14 years I’ve been surveying work comp payers on their views on pharmacy, I’ve never seen so little consensus among respondents on emerging issues. ...Read More
 
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