Are you a workers’ compensation professional frustrated with your pharmacy program? Is your workers’ comp PBM overcharging you? Are you paying your contracted rates? And are these competitive? Want to better understand how to distinguish among PBM offerings?

We analyze transactional pharmacy data, identify pricing issues, and work with payers to maximize savings in their pharmacy programs. If you want help  sorting through the complexity of work comp pharmacy, need expert assistance  when writing RFPs and selecting a PBM, or want to see if you’re paying the prices you should, it’s worth a fact-finding conversation to see if we can help.

Call Joe Paduda at 203-314-2632 or email

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CompPharma’s goal is to create and strengthen pharmacy management programs to ensure that workers’ compensation payers pay fair, reasonable prices for medication and that their PBMs are adhering to their contracts.


Joe Paduda, President
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CompPharma News

COVID-19 Affects Workers’ Comp, But Not the Way You Think

COVID-19 has hit workers’ comp hard, but it’s not the disease or its costs. It’s the economic devastation that will have deep and broad effects, writes Joe Paduda in WorkCompWire’s Leaders Speak. He argues that the industry’s focus on profitability is misplaced and explains why … Continue reading COVID-19 Affects Workers’ Comp, But Not the Way You Think

Paduda Weighs in on IWP $11 million Settlement

The Mass.-based mail-order pharmacy Injured Workers Pharmacy settled charges that it dispensed excessive amounts of opioids without monitoring for safety. When reporting on the $11 mil. settlement, WorkCompCentral’s William Rabb asked Joe Paduda to comment. “A dozen years into the opioid crisis, it is stunning … Continue reading Paduda Weighs in on IWP $11 million Settlement

Paduda Will Keynote Day 2 of CSIA’s 2020 Employer Seminar

Joe Paduda to discuss managing your workers' comp PBM

Day 2 of the California Self-Insurance Association (CSIA) Employer Seminar & Annual Meeting & Educational Conference will start with an informative session “Managing your PBM to Achieve Great Results.” CompPharma’s Joe Paduda will share insights from his annual survey on workers’ compensation pharmacy management programs … Continue reading Paduda Will Keynote Day 2 of CSIA’s 2020 Employer Seminar

Pharma Blogs from Joe Paduda

Opioids – Deaths up, Sacklers likely to escape justice

Three news items hit the desk, ranging from bad to awful. More than 73,000 of us died of drug overdoses in the 12 months ending February, 2020. That’s four thousand more deaths than the previous year. (note graph below is … Continue reading Opioids – Deaths up, Sacklers likely to escape justice

Friday catch up

Pre-existing conditions, drug development, COVID-related GI problems, and marketing screwups… First up, pre-existing conditions Yesterday President Trump issued an executive order affirming “it is the official policy of the United States government to protect patients with pre-existing conditions.” Well, yeah. … Continue reading Friday catch up

Friday catch-up

Lots happened this week – here’s the big stuff. COVID’s impact on work comp WCRI is hosting a free webinar on the delivery of medical care and RTW during the pandemic.  Hosted by WCRI CEO John Ruser PhD and Randy … Continue reading Friday catch-up