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  • Ohio joins states establishing opioid prescribing limits

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Aug 29, 2017
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    Morphine Equivalent Dose, Opioids
    Add Ohio to the growing list of states adopting stricter opioid prescribing limits. The state’s Medical Board amended existing prescribing rules to address the initial and continued prescribing of opioid analgesics for the treatment of defined acute pain.


  • Alaska and Hawaii engage limits for opioid analgesics

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Aug 10, 2017
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    Opioids
    As we have seen in other states, the adopted legislation applies to the broader healthcare market and is not specific to the prescribing of opioid analgesics in the workers' comp and auto no-fault systems. However, the newly adopted legislation does stand to influence prescribing practices and as such, is important to have awareness of this evolving landscape.


  • 2017 Workers' Comp and Auto No-fault legislative session review

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Jul 26, 2017
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    Auto No-Fault, Workers' Compensation
    In this report, we highlight some of the more pertinent issues from the legislative and regulatory venues across the country.


  • Shipments of Opana® ER will end September 1

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Jul 26, 2017
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    FDA
    In an ongoing efforts to monitor the removal of Opana® ER from the marketplace as requested by the FDA earlier this summer, Endo International plc confirmed they will cease manufacturing and shipping Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride extended-release) by September 1, 2017.






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