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Support for Formulary Widespread, Not Universal

By Greg Jones (Senior Editor)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | 6

Elected officials, researchers, employers and others have come out in favor of implementing a pharmaceutical formulary for California's workers' compensation system, but advocates for injured workers remain skeptical. Research by the California Workers' Compensation Institute indicates a formulary – essentially a list of approved drugs for which carriers would have to pay – could save up to $500 million a year by limiting the number and cost of drugs available to injured workers. But applicants' attorneys and other advocates for injured workers questioned the...

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