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With Progress on Opioids, Some Ask, Is a Formulary Needed?

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 0

Proponents of a workers’ compensation drug formulary in Nebraska say a list of medically appropriate drugs could be a key tool in fighting the opioid crisis. But opponents say the state has taken other recent actions against opioids, so a formulary might not be needed. The debate played out Monday during a hearing on Legislative Bill 487, introduced by Sen. Andrew La Grone, R-Lincoln. The Business and Labor Committee of the state’s unicameral Legislature heard testimony on LB 487 but did not vote on it. LB 487 would require the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court to ado...

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