Sharing our perspective

Sharing perspectives leads to greater understanding and fuels innovation. The ​Optum Insights ​blog is where we share our perspective and challenge preconceptions to clear a new path forward.


  • Hurricane Olivia in Hawaii and Hurricane Florence impacting North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia

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    • Optum for Workers' Compensation
    | Sep 12, 2018
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    Home Health Care, Webinar - Workers' Compensation
    Due to Hurricane Olivia and its expected impact on Hawaii; and Hurricane Florence and its expected impact on North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, Optum is lifting the Refill Too Soon edit and will allow an override so that claimants can receive their medications.


  • Addressing opioid analgesic use in workers' comp and auto no-fault

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    • Optum for Workers' Compensation
    | Sep 11, 2018
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    Auto No-Fault, Workers' Compensation, Opioids
    We are pleased to release our latest insight on addressing opioid analgesic use in workers' comp and auto no-fault. Inside you will find statistical trends impacting opioid analgesics today and our perspective on opioid analgesic use.


  • Recall of one lot of montelukast 10 mg tablets

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    | Sep 05, 2018
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    Workers' Compensation, recall, FDA
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc., voluntarily recalled one lot of montelukast sodium 10 mg tablets. This recall was issued following a discovery that sealed 30-count bottles, labeled as montelukast sodium 10 mg, from Camber were found to instead contain ninety tablets of losartan potassium 50 mg.


  • New generic version of EpiPen (epinephrine) approved

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    • Optum for Workers' Compensation
    | Aug 24, 2018
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    Workers' Compensation, FDA
    On August 16, 2018 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Teva’s generic versions of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine) auto-injectors for use in adults and pediatric patients weighing more than thirty-three pounds.