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  • 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.


  • Symproic® approved by FDA

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Mar 28, 2017
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    Opioids
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new oral medication for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC). Symproic® (naldemedine) is an opioid antagonist indicated to treat OIC in adult patients with chronic non-cancer pain.


  • 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.


  • California DWC releases formal draft of MTUS drug formulary rule

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Mar 21, 2017
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    Formularies
    The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has released the long-awaited formal draft of the MTUS Drug Formulary. As drafted, the formulary would initiate for new claims beginning on July 1, 2017. Unlike some other states, California has proposed its own unique list of medications for inclusion.






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