Stay Safe During the Pandemic by Using Injured Worker Pharmacy
Heading to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription after being hurt in a work accident is not easy if your injuries are severe enough to keep you in bed. During the coronavirus pandemic that shows no signs yet of slowing, leaving your home to get a prescription can also be dangerous. What can you do to keep atop your prescriptions without the risks and inconveniences of going to the pharmacy?
Our attorneys from Syfrett, Dykes & Furr encourage our workers’ compensation clients to consider using Injured Worker Pharmacy (IWP) for the prescribed medications in their workers’ compensation cases. The primary reason for using IWP is the convenience of having prescribed medications delivered to your home through a reliable, secure mail delivery system. IWP’s business model eliminates the need for you to make the extra trip to the pharmacy to pick up your prescriptions!
(Please note: We are not sponsored by or affiliated with Injured Worker Pharmacy. We are sharing our thoughts on the service because we genuinely find it to be of good use to many of our clients.)
Waiting for Prescriptions Can Be a Hassle
Too often, an injured worker like yourself has to first drop off the prescription, wait extended periods of time for the pharmacy to obtain permission from the workers’ comp insurance carrier to fill the prescription, and head back to pick up the medication when it becomes available. It is not uncommon to have to make two, three, or four trips to a pharmacy – which might not even be the one nearest to your home – until the prescription is finally authorized and filled. With continuing COVID-19 concerns, the fewer times you need to leave your home and enter public places with other potentially sick people, the better.
Using IWP to Manage Your Prescriptions
A much better alternative to the prescription hassle is for you to request your doctor’s office to fax the prescription to IWP. When IWP receives your prescription, they will fill it once authorized and deliver it to your doorstep, often in as little as 24 hours after authorization. If you have not already become a patient of IWP, we would be happy to tell you more about it from our perspective as workers’ comp lawyers. Just dial (850) 795-4979 to connect with us.
You can also visit their official website: https://www.iwpharmacy.com/. We also recommend IWP’s blog system for insider information about workers’ compensation cases, usually involving prescription medications. Start by reading this article: Top 5 Things to Avoid When Taking Medication.