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  • A Tale of Two Formulary Bills and Controlling Opioids in the Pelican State

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Apr 13, 2017
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    Formularies, Opioids
    The 2017 General Session of the Louisiana legislature got off to a running start on Monday, April 10th. Legislators in the Pelican State will be considering two competing workers’ compensation drug formulary bills.


  • New York Formulary in the Works

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Apr 11, 2017
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    Formularies
    The New York legislature passed a late night budget agreement on Sunday, April 9, 2017, following several days of off-again on-again negotiations. Included in the adopted budget language was a provision directing the New York Workers’ Compensation Board to establish a comprehensive prescription drug formulary on or before December 31, 2017.


  • Ohio and Utah Take Action to Address Opioid Analgesic Prescribing

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Apr 04, 2017
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    Overdose, Opioids
    Regulatory and legislative activity continues as Ohio and Utah announce additional actions to help curb the misuse and abuse of opioid analgesics by limiting prescribing.


  • Summary of Texas HB 2830

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Mar 22, 2017
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    Workers' Compensation, FDA, Formularies
    The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) instituted a closed drug formulary based on Appendix A of the Official Disability Guidelines (ODG) published in September 2011.






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