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  • Lyrica® CR (pregabalin extended-release) - New formulation approved

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Oct 24, 2017
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    Diabetes, FDA
    Pfizer Inc. recently announced the approval of Lyrica CR (pregabalin) extended-release tablets by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Lyrica CR has been approved for once-daily therapy for the treatment of neuropathic (nerve) pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), known as nerve pain caused by shingles.


  • Shipments of Opana® ER ended August 31

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Sep 29, 2017
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    FDA
    As a follow-up to the requested removal of Opana® ER from the marketplace by the FDA earlier this summer, Endo International plc confirmed they ceased manufacturing and shipping reformulated Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride extended-release) on August 31, 2017. Endo expects pharmacies to carry stock and dispense this product through the end of 2017.


  • Medication recall for one lot of paroxetine 30 mg tablets from Zydus Pharmaceuticals

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Sep 22, 2017
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    Medication Recall
    Zydus Pharmaceuticals USA Inc, the United States division of Cadila Healthcare has voluntarily recalled 44,800 bottles of paroxetine 30 mg tablets from the US market. Zydus is recalling the medication due to the presence of foreign tablets, reported to be another medication (risperidone 0.25 mg tablets), found in the bottles.


  • Pharmacy Resource Guide now available

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Sep 21, 2017
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    Pharmacy Fee Schedules, Workers' Compensation
    We are pleased to share our 2017 Pharmacy Resource Guide. Inside you will find a state-by-state guide to the pharmacy fee schedule and jurisdictional maps highlighting key workers’ compensation laws and regulations.






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