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Owner of Compounding Pharmacy Accused of Making Unapproved Drug 06/12/2017
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 604 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Federal prosecutors charged the owner of a compounding pharmacy in Colorado of illegal interstate sales of selling an unapproved prescription pain cream. ...Read More

OIG Auditors Reviewing Claims Process for Hanford Workers 06/07/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 780 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Auditors from the Office of the Inspector General are conducting a review of the workers’ compensation claims process at the Hanford Site in Washington state, according to a ...Read More

OWCP Starts Reining in Compound-Drug Spending 06/06/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 637 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Spending on compound drugs within the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act program has plummeted by 90% — from $20 million a month down to $2 million a month — after a preauthorization requirement was put in place last year. ...Read More

ODG Formulary Bill Stalls in Senate; Sponsor Vows Return Next Session 06/06/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 637 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill that would have established an Official Disability Guidelines formulary ran out of time and failed to attract the support of a Louisiana Senate committee, its sponsor said Monday. ...Read More

Officer Election, Actuary Appointment on SAIF Board Agenda 06/05/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 468 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The board of directors for SAIF Corp. will elect board officers, appoint an actuary and go over the carrier’s first quarter financial report during a meeting in Portland on Wednesday. ...Read More

Ohio AG Sues Drugmakers Over Opioid Marketing 06/02/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 728 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has filed a lawsuit against five opioid manufacturers, alleging that the drug companies engaged in fraudulent marketing regarding the risks and benefits of prescription opioids that fueled the state's opioid epidemic. ...Read More

Optum's Surgical Care Affiliates Expands Connecticut Presence 06/02/2017
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 507 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Surgical Care Affiliates Inc., a unit of Optum, has made an equity investment in Western Connecticut Orthopedic Surgery Center, the company announced on Wednesday. ...Read More

OWCA Director Decries House Passage of Formulary Bill 05/30/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 839 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The head of the Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration has come out against House Bill 592, which passed the House last week and would establish a drug formulary with the Official ...Read More
One Call Program Helps Ensure Injured Workers Get to Medical Appointments 05/26/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 646 | 0 | Popular with Legal
One Call Care Management has launched a service that will allow the company to quickly identify transportation issues that might prevent an injured worker from getting to a medical appointment. Through the program, called Relay Transportation, One Call’s staff can arrange alternativ...Read More

Opioid Guidelines Added to 2017 Fee Schedule 05/24/2017
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 677 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission has adopted an amendment to its 2017 fee schedule. The 15-page ...Read More
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