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.


  • Recall of one lot of Senna Laxative 8.6 mg tablets

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Jan 23, 2018
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    Magno-Humphries Laboratories, Inc. announced a consumer-level recall of Basic Drugs Brand Senna Laxative (8.6 mg Sennosides) tablets. This recall is due to a complaint from a customer who found Naproxen Sodium 220 mg tablets in their bottle. At this time, no reports of injury or illness have been documented in relation to this issue.


  • Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation Moves to Close Compound Drug Loophole

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Jan 18, 2018
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    After gathering and analyzing data on the utilization and cost components of compounded medications in Texas under their Closed Formulary, the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDWC) is poised to make a positive rule change for Texas stakeholders.


  • Primus voluntarily suspends sale of Limbrel®

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Jan 11, 2018
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    FDA
    In response to the request by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to recall Limbrel, Primus Pharmaceuticals announced it has voluntarily suspended promotion and sale of this medical food pending a request to meet with and receive safety data held by the FDA.


  • Update on continued recovery efforts to mitigate shortages in Puerto Rico

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Jan 05, 2018
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    FDA
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued another update on the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico regarding the intravenous (IV) solution and medical device shortages that we have been following and providing updates about in our blogs.