|[February 25, 2013]
CompPharma's Joe Paduda to Moderate "The Tale of Two States" Session at the National Prescription Drug Abuse Summit on April 3
TAMPA, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
What do Texas and Washington State have in common Both have seen
excellent results from proactive regulatory/legislative efforts to stem
the tide of opioid overuse and abuse in their workers' compensation
Joseph Paduda, president of CompPharma, LLC, will moderate "The Tale of
Two States," at the National
Prescription Drug Abuse Summit at the Omni Orlando Resort at
Champion's Gate on April 3, starting at 3 p.m.
Amy Lee, Special Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Research at the
Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation, will
discuss the Texas Closed Formulary, which requires physicians to obtain
pre-authorization before prescribing opioids and certain other drugs.
The formulary has dramatically reduced the number of prescriptions for
Gary M. Franklin, MD, MPH with the University of Washington's Department
of Enviromental and Occupational Epidemiology and Health Outcomes
Programs, will outline Washington's guideline-driven legislation,
requiring physicians whose patients receive more than 120 morphine
equivalent doses (MED) a day to order drug tests and psychological
screening for dependency and addiction. Additionally, patients who
continue taking 120 MED per day for six months are referred to pain
Paduda will guide the panelists through a lively discussion of how the
programs were conceived, challenges to their development and
implementation as well as future state initiatives.
Scheduled from April 2-4 at the Omni Orlando Resort at Champion's Gate,
the 2013 National Rx Drug Abuse Summit is the largest national
collaboration of professionals from local, state, and federal agencies,
business, academia, clinicians, treatment providers, counselors,
educators, state and national leaders, and advocates impacted by Rx drug
abuse. For more information and to register, please see http://nationalrxdrugabusesummit.org.
Established by industry consultants Joseph
Paduda and Helen Knight, CompPharma, LLC is a consortium of workers'
compensation PBMs active in workers compensation. More information is
available at www.comppharma.com
or by contacting Helen Knight at 813-837-1701 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HSA is a national consulting firm serving insurers, employers and health
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