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Reports on Drug Costs, Opioid Use Could Amplify Calls for Formulary

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Monday, December 2, 2019 | 669 | 0 | 124 min read

Two new reports show that drug costs and opioid prescriptions for injured workers in Louisiana continue to outpace national averages, information that is sure to fan the flames for a drug formulary in the state. “I fully expect there to be a big push for a formulary next year,” said Trey Mustian, a claimants' attorney in Metarie who has spoken out against formulary efforts in recent years. At a state advisory forum in Baton Rouge last month, the National Council on Compensation Insurance presented data that shows that about 13% of medical payments in the state go to presc...

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