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Legislature Passes Formulary Bill

By Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 | 2495 | 0 | 0 min read

California lawmakers needed nearly every minute of the 2015 legislative session to pass a bill that would require the Division of Workers' Compensation to implement a prescription drug formulary in less than two years. Assembly Bill 1124, by Assemblyman Henry Perea, D-Fresno, would require...

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Joe Lamp Nov 3, 2016 07:58 AM

A formulary would work ONLY if the DWC is responsible enough to establish rules for both the treating physicians AND the insurance carriers. Do not forget that UR has stymied physician prescriptions time and time again with excessive UR delays. I still marvel at the concept of denial for NSAIDS (cheap & effective) by UR, then IMR. If the DWC can remain conscious long enough to ensure quicker response and approval of the simplest of common drugs, then a formulary might work.

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