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Study: Use of Topicals, Expensive Specialty Drugs Rose in 2019

By Mark Powell (Reporter)

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 456 | 0 | 62 min read

Usage rates for topicals, compounds, combo packs and other specialty medications are relatively low, but some costs associated with the products remain exponentially higher when compared with other treatments, according to a new drug trends report from a workers’ compensation care management company. The cost of topicals, which are dermatological or pain relief medications applied to the skin, has been declining over the past four years, according to Coventry, which recently published its 2019 report on high-impact drug classes.  But the workers’ comp industry has seen an in...

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