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Analysis Says Closed Formulary Reducing 'N' Drug Use

Thursday, January 26, 2012 | 0

By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefTexas’ closed formulary for prescription drugs in the workers’ compensation system appears to be reducing the volume of so-called "N" drugs prescribed for injured workers in the first 90 days after an injury, an analysis by a utilization review company executive concludes.Another significant indication of the formulary’s effect on use of "N" drugs is expected after Sept. 1, 2013, when “legacy claims” – existing prescriptions for injured workers that may date back  many years – come under the formulary requirements...

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