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

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Monday, December 2, 2019 | 0

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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