Workers' Compensation

 


We at The Compounding Pharmacist work closely with you, your attorney and your physician to ensure you receive the medication you need after a work related injury.

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The Compounding Pharmacist provides workers’ compensation medications to injured workers, personal injury patients and others without worry, out-of-pocket costs or delay. Since we are an independent pharmacy service, each patient’s needs are met on a case by case basis, personally attended to by our dedicated team. We believe in an integrative approach to patient care which separates us from other pharmacies. We work with you, your attorney, and your physician to ensure that you receive the proper treatment and quality care you deserve. Our facility specializes in offering topical pain treatments to ease the pain and discomfort from injuries sustained while on the job. Common oral medications prescribed for the management of acute or chronic pain include narcotics, muscle relaxants, NSAIDs, etc. These medications may be effective in treating pain but challenges are often seen in long-term use of these medications which are listed in the table below. Due to the abuse of opioids, there has been an increase in regulatory efforts to limit prescribing oral opioids. Healthcare providers are more cautious about prescribing these types of painkillers & are looking for alternatives to treat this type of pain. Compounded transdermal pain medication offers an alternative to oral painkillers to reduce concerns of patient abuse as well as prescriber liability. The below table lists some of the potential benefits of choosing a compounded pain medication to treat acute or chronic pain.

 

POTENTIAL CHALLENGES WITH ORAL PAIN MEDICATION
Abuse & Addiction
Gastrointestinal Side Effects
Renal & Hepatic Side Effects
Cardiovascular Side Effects
Sedation & Decreased Cognition
Non-Compliance & Lack of Efficacy
Administration Difficulties

POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF COMPOUNDED MEDICATION FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT
Minimization of Abuse & Addiction Risk
Customizable Dosages, Formulations & Drug Combinations
Ability to Combine Multiple Drugs with Various Mechanisms of Action
Application Directly at the Site of Pain
Potential for Less Systemic Absorption & Minimization of Side Effects
More Convenience & Better Adherence to Treatment Regimen
Easy Adjustment to Meet Patient Needs

COMMON DOSAGE FORMATS FOR COMPOUNDED PAIN MEDICATION
Creams/Gels
Sprays
Sustained-Release Capsules
Sublingual Drops
Troches
Suppositories

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**Below is a list of carriers that we have identified as non-payers for compounded medications.  Unfortunately we do not process workers' compensation prescriptions for the below carriers:

• South Carolina School Boards Insurance Trust 

• SORM (State Office Risk Management)

• Travelers (Healthesystems 800-921-1880)

• The Hartford (Express Scripts 480-961-1051)

• Texas Association of School Boards (TASB)

 

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