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  • Clinical Info Now Available

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    • Helios
    | Jan 16, 2019
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    workers compensation, NSAIDs, Hydrocodone, FDA
    Check out the latest issue of Clinical Info with useful news and information impacting the industry.


  • March Clinical Info Now Available

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    • Helios
    | Jan 16, 2019
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    Opioids, Workers' Compensation, FDA
    Check out the latest issue of Clinical Info with useful news and information impacting the workers' compensation industry today.


  • 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.


  • Montana workers’ comp formulary adopted

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Dec 19, 2018
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    Optum Workers Comp Auto No Fault, PBM, formulary, Workers' Compensation
    The Montana Department of Labor and Industry has formally adopted regulations to implement a workers’ compensation outpatient drug formulary. This final action follows many meetings with stakeholders over approximately two years. Read more on our blog to learn the formulary source, prior authorization rules and phases of implementation.


  • New York proposes revised rules for pharmacy fee schedule

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Dec 14, 2018
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    Pharmacy, Workers' Compensation, Pharmacy Fee Schedules
    The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) recently proposed revised rules to update pricing methodology for prescription drugs, as of Part 440 of Title 12 NYCRR. The proposed rule would establish a “lesser of” standard, among the current means to calculate price, and addresses rebate transparency as a way of injecting potential savings to the workers’ compensation system.


  • Maker of opioid overdose antidote, Evzio® (naloxone auto-injector), agrees to produce lower cost product after criticism for price increase

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Dec 13, 2018
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    Overdose, Opioids, Workers' Compensation, Pharmacy, Clinical
    After a month of recent discussions with lawmakers and public health advocates over steep price increases of its Evzio® overdose antidote, Kaléo® Inc. announced it has authorized its subsidiary, IJ Therapeutics, to produce an authorized generic version of its naloxone auto-injector.



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