COVID-19 Updates

In today’s COVID-19 environment, more than ever, the myMatrixx team understands how to innovate and adapt to the changing workforce conditions. Our mission, to provide you with the highest level of customized service, has never been more important. We care deeply about our partners and their injured workers, and we are committed to providing you with the comprehensive information and resources you need to make decisions to support and grow your business.

Please use this resource to stay informed on how myMatrixx is addressing COVID-19 and check in often, as this page is updated frequently.

 

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COVID-19 Helpful Resources

Learn what the Coronavirus is, how it started, symptoms, prevention, and more:

 
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COVID-19 Position Paper

myMatrixx View on COVID-19 Vaccination and Workers' Compensation Coverage
 

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Cliff Belliveau and Phil Walls Featured in R&I Insights Email

The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to have an impact on workers’ compensation pharmacy for the foreseeable future. Recently, myMatrixx Vice President of Business Intelligence, Cliff Belliveau, joined Chief Clinical Officer, Phil Walls, to discuss this new landscape for industry publication Risk & Insurance’s Insights feature.
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New Clinically Speaking Video Discusses COVID-19 Long-Haulers

“Long-haulers” are individuals who have been infected by COVID-19 and have recovered from the acute infection, but continue to have lingering symptoms. It’s important to monitor these patients as there’s emerging evidence of ongoing morbidity or chronic suffering from COVID-19.
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myMatrixx Hosts Virtual Summit on Transportation Safety and COVID-19

The transportation industry has played an essential role in the economy since the outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic. As a result, workers in this field are facing a number of unique physical and behavioral health challenges that require attention. To foster a productive dialogue on this topic, mymatrixx recently hosted a virtual panel discussion, “Transportation safety and COVID-19,” on Wednesday, December 9th.
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Evernorth’s Dr. Wigneswaran Talks COVID-19 and Herd Immunity

There has been a lot of discussion around herd immunity during the course of the pandemic, including some degree of misinformation. In relation to COVID-19, herd immunity refers to the protection that occurs when a sufficient percentage of the population is immune to the disease, whether through natural infection or vaccination.
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Emergency Use Authorization for the First COVID Vaccine

As expected, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) followed its independent Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) recommendation to approve an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, BNT162b2, on Dec. 11, 2020.
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Update to Search for Safe and Effective COVID-19 Vaccines Document

One of the top priorities for successfully mitigating COVID-19 is the development of an effective yet safe vaccine. Currently there are more than 100 potential vaccines in development, with projections for commercial availability a year or more away. To provide the latest information, myMatrixx is...
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Making Sense of Workers’ Comp Pharmaceuticals During COVID-19

When the COVID-19 pandemic became a serious concern all the way back in March, businesses had to find a way to adapt. Since it is abundantly clear that this is in no way a short-term problem, it is all the more critical to start to look back and analyze some of the data from the earlier months. ...
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MedWatch Update on Hand Sanitizers

During June and July, the FDA has issued a series of warnings that some commercial hand sanitizers contain methanol and it has asked a number of manufacturers to recall their products. Also known as wood alcohol, methanol is intended for industrial use in products such as pesticides and solvents....
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Update on Dexamethasone Use for COVID-19 Treatment

Preliminary results from a randomized, controlled, open-label, adaptive study on the use of dexamethasone were added to myMatrixx’s “Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – The Search for a Treatment” document. The recovery trial compared a ten day course of dexamethasone 6mg once per day versus...
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Resources for Returning to the Worksite

With government agencies and workplace organizations establishing guidelines for businesses to safely return employees to worksites, myMatrixx will be following the recommendations recently given by our parent company Express Scripts . On the overview page, which can be found here , there are guides...
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Information and Guidelines for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

myMatrixx is closely monitoring the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and our top priority is the safety and service of our customers, clients, employees and partners. “The spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is raising concerns around the world. People want to know how to stay safe, how...
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FDA Update on COVID-19 Treatment

Today, the FDA revoked the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) which allowed for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine donated to the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) to be distributed and used to treat certain hospitalized patients with COVID-19 when a clinical trial was unavailable, or participation...
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MedWatch Update: Warning Issued on COVID-19 Drugs

The FDA has issued a warning against the use of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for COVID-19 outside a hospital or clinical trial setting due to the increased risk for heart rhythm issues. These medications have not been shown to be safe and effective for treating or preventing COVID-19. Earlier...
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