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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


  • New York revises drug formulary proposal and releases updated medication list

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    • Optum Workers Comp
    | Jan 28, 2019
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    workers compensation, Government Affairs, Drug Formulary
    The New York Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has released a third proposed rule version of the drug formulary and an updated drug list. This action follows the WCB’s review of submitted comments, as well as continued collaboration with stakeholders.


  • Register for 2019 Continuing Education

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Jan 25, 2019
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    Government Affairs, Webinar - Workers' Compensation, workers compensation, Settlement, Pharmacy, Pain Management, Clinical, Continuing Education
    From the state house, to the pharmacy, to claim resolution, Optum is kicking off its 2019 continuing education calendar with "What to watch for in 2019." See our full year of topics & register to gain the knowledge you need to move move forward this year!


  • FDA creates faster way to access over-the-counter naloxone products to treat opioid overdoses

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    • Optum for Workers' Compensation
    | Jan 24, 2019
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    Opioids, FDA, Clinical
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently established a more rapid path for pharmaceutical companies to add over-the-counter (OTC) naloxone products to the market to increase access to naloxone – a life-saving medication used for the emergency treatment of opioid-related overdose – and help reduce opioid-related overdose deaths.


  • Compromise legislation modifies voter-approved medical marijuana law in Utah

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    • Optum for Workers' Compensation
    | Jan 15, 2019
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    Medical Marijuana, Government Affairs
    After Utah voters approved medical marijuana in the November 2018 election, the governor called a special session of the state legislature to address alterations of the ballot initiative.


  • Kentucky workers’ comp drug formulary emergency rule filed

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    • Optum for Workers' Compensation
    | Jan 03, 2019
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    Workers' Compensation, Formularies, Government Affairs, Pharmacy, formulary
    To meet an approaching legislative deadline, the Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims (DWC) filed, over the holidays, a workers’ compensation drug formulary rule through emergency rule-making procedures.



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