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New Formulary Should Save Payers Big Bucks

By John P. Kamin

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 | 625 | 0 | 0 min read

The most important bill California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law during the 2015 legislative session (Assembly Bill 1124) calls for implementation of a prescription-drug formulary by July 1, 2017. John P. Kamin For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, a formulary is a list of drugs that are okay to prescribe without meeting special criteria, such as preauthorization. This list is usually based on evidence-based guidelines, such as the Official Disability Guidelines or American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Practice Guidelines. Why is a formulary important? Sta...

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