Entries by GoodNewsGal

Good News is Back!

Well I must apologize for the lack of postings over the past few months.  Starting a new job is exciting (and overwhelming) but I am happy to back on the blog! I was reminded of the power of people today.  Some of you may recall my blog on Dwight Johnson, an exceptional individual who never […]

New Back Pain Guidelines Shun Medications

New treatment guidelines promulgated by the American College of Physicians suggest patients try non-drug treatment options like massage or stretching for most cases of chronic low back pain before choosing OTC medications or prescription drugs.  Read more about it here.

Thursday Thought Leader: Rx Professor Mark Pew

Love to see great recognition for my friend Mark Pew, Senior Vice President at PRIUM, aka Rx Professor!  His tireless passion for educating our work comp industry on chronic pain and appropriate treatment is exemplary.  Read more about him in LegalNet’s Thursday Thought Leader series!

Opioid Champions Among Us

I never cease to be amazed by the amount of really good people doing really great work on behalf of injured workers. Melanie Armstrong, RN, Medical Services Manager with American Mining Insurance is one of those shining stars. After speaking with her on the phone, I was immediately compelled to write about her and her team’s efforts on […]

Christmas Miracles in Workers’ Compensation

For those of dealing with MSAs, it’s all too common to see claims at settlement time that started out as basic and simple, then spiraled downward as a result of bad prescribing habits, increased drug use and opioid addiction.  Tower MSA Partners were hoping for a different ending, but can  miracles really happen? Christmas Miracles Can Happen […]

Thinking Inside the Box to Save Lives

Texas Mutual thinks inside the box to save lives David Wylie, Senior Technical Writer Safety resonates loudest when we deliver the message where the work gets done – auto repair shops, manufacturing facilities, oil rigs. So I decided to ditch the comfort of my ergonomically correct office chair and walk a construction site this morning. The […]

Missing 33% Keeping Women from Reaching the Top

The combined forces of the Executive Women in Work Comp and Women in Work Comp were in full swing at this year’s National Workers Compensation & Disability Conference.  The two organizations recently joined together to form “The Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation” to talk about women and leadership. The Alliance is a unique organization […]