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Growing Pains: Key Pharmacy Considerations for Pain Management in Young Workers

Drugs regularly used to manage pain in adult populations may carry greater risks for teens.

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When it comes to pharmacy management, medications that are commonly prescribed in workers’ comp to adult patients may not be clinically appropriate for younger individuals, as those drugs may not be adequately studied in pediatric populations. Additionally, measuring outcomes among minors may be difficult.

Furthermore, individuals can progress through adolescence at different rates, meaning two young people of the same age could be at vastly different stages of development, and pharmacotherapy may be even more nuanced when compared to adults.

Therefore, it is worth examining some of the most common drug classes in workers’ comp through the lens of treating pain in younger individuals.

For more content like this from Healthesystems visit their RxInformer clinical journal website.

Healthesystems is a leading provider of Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) & Ancillary Benefits Management programs for the workers' compensation industry.

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