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WCRI Flash Report Finds Golden State Leader in Falling Drug Prices

Monday, July 6, 2020 | 394 | 0 | 116 min read

The 75% decline in prescription drug payments per medical claim in California was the best observed among the 28 states the Workers Compensation Research Institute studied for a new flash report on pharmaceuticals. WCRI reports that prescription drug payments decreased by 15% or more in 22 of 28 states from the first quarter of 2018 to the first quarter of 2019. California had the largest decrease at 75%, while Connecticut saw the largest increase at 27%, WCRI said. The payment shares for opioids declined in all 28 states. The payment share for opioids in the median states decreased fro...

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