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Phil Walls, our Chief Clinical Officer, regularly publishes video blogs (vlogs) educating our audience with relevant topics affecting the pharmacy benefits industry. They include informative content on industry trends such as compounds, off-label drug use, the opioid epidemic, specialty pharmaceuticals, rising drug prices, and much more. Be the first to see his vlogs; fill out the form on the right side of this page.

myRxAdvocate℠

myRXAdvocate℠

myMatrixx Chief Clinical Officer Phil Walls introduces myRXAdvocate℠ and the clinical innovations this program represents. With enhanced reporting and analytics, myRXAdvocate can help our partners manage pharmacy benefits at a higher level of vigilance than ever before.
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myRxAdvocate℠ – Part A

In this second introductory video for the myRXAdvocate program, myMatrixx Chief Clinical Officer Phil Walls takes a closer look at the concept of pharmacovigilance.
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myRxAdvocate℠ - Part B

In part three of this video series, myMatrixx Chief Clinical Officer Phil Walls continues exploring pharmacovigilance and the specific ways it was incorporated into myRXAdvocate.
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myRxAdvocate℠ – Part C

For the fourth and final video introducing myRXAdvocate, myMatrixx Chief Clinical Officer Phil Walls shows how this program can help patients who require high-risk drugs, such as opioids.
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Analgesics

Introduction to Analgesics

What are the different drugs available and how does a prescriber make a choice? Join myMatrixx Chief Clinical Officer Phil Walls as he begins a discussion on Analgesics. In this vlog, Phil covers the basics on this topic and begins a deeper dive into the treatment of pain management.
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All About NSAIDs: A Category of Drugs That Can Be Used to Treat Pain

All NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) cause side effects to a certain degree. It is important for a prescriber to look at a patient holistically in determining what version of the drug is right for them. Join myMatrixx Chief Clinical Officer Phil Walls in his discussion all about NSAIDs, which takes a deeper dive into these type of drugs and how to determine what is the best choice for an injured worker.
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Selecting the Appropriate Analgesic

Join myMatrixx Chief Clinical Officer Phil Walls in his second installment of a series concerning analgesics. When we think of analgesia, typically, we think of opioids. In thinking holistically, a prescriber can make many other choices in the selection of appropriate drug therapy.
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Alternative Drug Categories for Pain Management

Join myMatrixx Chief Clinical Officer Phil Walls in his final installment of a series concerning analgesics. In this vlog, Phil focuses on other drug categories, specifically anti-seizure, anti-hypertensive and anti-depressant drugs and why they are being used to treat pain.
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What is the Difference Between Acetaminophen and NSAIDs?

Two of the most common non-narcotic analgesics used in the treatment of pain management are acetaminophen and aspirin (NSAIDs). These type of analgesics are a safe and effective alternative to opioid therapy. Join myMatrixx Chief Clinical Officer Phil Walls as he compares these two drugs in terms of how they relieve pain, what side effects are associated with their use and why they are a good alternative to opioids.
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Drug Prices vs. Drug Costs

Drug Prices vs. Drug Costs

Focusing too much on drug prices may cause one to miss the actual cost savings. Join myMatrixx Chief Clinical Officer Phil Walls from our Tampa, Florida headquarters as he launches a series of vlogs detailing four easy strategies to save on drug costs.
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Mail Order Pharmacy

As an Express Scripts company, we now have access to our own mail order pharmacy. Utilizing a mail order pharmacy can offer cost benefits to various populations of patients. Join myMatrixx Chief Clinical Officer, Phil Walls in his second vlog regarding drug prices vs. drug costs in which he identifies three areas where switching to mail order can be a strategy to save on costs.
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Generic Substitution

Generic substitution is one of the most effective strategies you can implement to maximize drug savings. It is the job of myMatrixx to monitor and develop strategies to ensure you are not exposed to the unnecessary cost of a brand name prescription. Join myMatrixx Chief Clinical Officer Phil Walls in his final vlog of a five-part series regarding drug prices vs. drug costs. In this vlog, Phil talks about the various marketing strategies that brand name companies are using to maintain market share.
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Network Utilization

It is the job of myMatrixx to ensure the pharmacy utilizes our online platform at the point of sale opposed to a third-party biller. By designing our program with the pharmacist in mind, we have made sure that we are going to be the path of least resistance. How do we do this? Join myMatrixx Chief Clinical Officer Phil Walls in his third installment on drug prices vs. drug costs which focuses on network utilization.
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Drug Dispensing

The best contract price on a pill does not necessarily mean you are receiving the greatest cost savings. Join myMatrixx Chief Clinical Officer Phil Walls in his fourth of a five-part vlog series regarding drug prices vs. drug costs. In this vlog, Phil looks at drug dispensing and how myMatrixx can interact with a prescriber to make sure medications prescribed are appropriate for that phase of care.
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