PRIUM Execs Speak at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit

Atlanta (March 22, 2016) – PRIUM executives take the stage several times during the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, March 28-31 in Atlanta.  PRIUM is a medical intervention company specializing in pain management for injured workers.

PRIUM’s President Michael Gavin, American Airline’s Director of Workers’ Compensation Jennifer Saddy, and the Treatment Research Institute’s Dr. David Gastfriend present “Advances in Treating Chronic Pain and Addiction” on March 29 at 3:30 p.m. The session focuses on psychosocial influences on chronic pain, non-pharmaceutical treatments, and managing workers’ compensation claims involving psychosocial pain.

“We need to address the intersection of chronic pain, mental health and addiction,” Gavin said. ”This is a complicated and expensive group of patients with unique needs.”

On March 30 at 11:15 a.m., PRIUM’s Senior Vice President Mark Pew and CompPharma’s Joe Paduda discuss how workers’ compensation drug formularies reduce opioid prescriptions and the clinical, logistical and regulatory components of a successful formulary.

“State formularies can positively influence prescribing behavior to help injured employees receive the most appropriate medications in a timely manner,” Pew said.

Pew returns for “The Five Things You Need to Know About: Marijuana & the Workplace; Litigation; Big Marijuana.” He discusses the implications of marijuana to the workplace, the impacts to employees and employers, and provides takeaways for advocacy. This session occurs on March 31 at 1:45 p.m. during The 3nd Annual SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) Education Summit held in conjunction with the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit.

The venue for both events is The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta.  For more information, please see


An Ameritox solutions provider, PRIUM sets the industry standard for workers' compensation medical interventions through a collaborative physician engagement process encompassing evidence-based medicine, clinical oversight, and jurisdictional guidelines to ensure optimal financial and clinical outcomes. PRIUM’s ability to secure higher agreement rates with physicians to modify treatment plans and ensure compliance is unmatched. The hallmark of the medical intervention company's success is to eliminate unnecessary treatment through a comprehensive approach that includes complex medical interventions, utilization reviews, and independent medical exams.  Based in Duluth, Ga., PRIUM can be reached at or 888-588-4964.




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