Fostering a positive legislative environment for our patients and those who support them.

We are committed to the advancement of sound public policy within the workers’ comp and pharmacy world.

By focusing on public policies and regulations that impact our unique business model, our industry and the injured workers we serve, we are embracing and furthering our mission of being THE Patient Advocate Pharmacy.

IWP's Policy Priorities:

  • Patient choice of pharmacy
  • Pharmacy and medical fee schedules
  • Expanded coverage for first responders
  • Workers’ comp coverage for mental health
  • Safe prescribing and dispensing of opioid medications
  • Workers’ comp drug formularies
  • Electronic prescribing

Our Government Affairs team has strong connections with workers’ comp stakeholders in all 50 states and continuously track and monitor important legislation and regulations.


Electronic Prescribing

Electronic prescribing, or E-prescribe, has become one of the most popular trends throughout the country. Each year, more and more states have moved to E-prescribe as a way to combat drug diversion, reduce prescription errors, and eliminate doctor shopping. See which states have passed legislation for this prescribing method.

E-prescribe State Guide


First Responder Coverage

First responders, like firefighters, EMTs, and police officers, have been the focus of much legislation after violent workplace attacks and cancer diagnosis have increased over the last few years. Now, states are turning their efforts onto ways to improve the workers’ comp system to better protect those who protect us.

State Coverage Guide

Drug Formularies

As an answer to control costs and decrease the use of specific drugs, like opioids, some states have turned to the implementation of a workers’ comp drug formulary. States like California, Texas, and Ohio are among those that mandate prescribers and pharmacists to follow specific medication guidelines.

Drug Formularies Guide

Interested in learning more about IWP’s Government Affairs program?

Reach out to a member of our Government Affairs team by submitting this simple form.