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Clinical Info Now Available

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Helios
| Jan 16, 2019

The latest edition of Clinical Info is now available. A quarterly publication developed by our expert team of clinical pharmacists, Clinical Info is written with your interests in mind.

In this issue, you will find:

  • Industry-relevant medication approvals and launches
  • Excerpts from FDA’s MedWatch
  • Risks to Consider with NSAIDs – Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are some of the most commonly used medications in workers’ compensation for the treatment of mild to moderate pain, especially when an inflammatory process is part of the injury. As beneficial as they are, there are risks when taking these medications, especially at higher doses or for extended periods.
  • 3D Printed Medications – A New Era for Workers’ Compensation? – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of SPRITAM® (levetiracetam), the first medication approved utilizing three dimensional printing (3DP) in the manufacturing process, may usher in a new era of easily customized dosages for the individual patient.
  • Illinois to Lock Painkiller Pill Bottles – Opioid analgesics are commonly prescribed for the management of moderate to severe pain following an injury. Medications in this therapeutic class, including various hydrocodone combination products (HCPs), are also well known for risks of addiction, misuse, and abuse, as well as for potentially dangerous side effects. The State of Illinois has set out to mitigate these risks by establishing an innovative pilot program.
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