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2017 in Review: Formularies Reach a Third of U.S. Workers

By J. Todd Foster (Reporter)

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 | 1656 | 0 | 4 min read

By persuading lawmakers in California and New York, and regulators in Arkansas, to adopt workers’ compensation drug formularies, proponents of the fast-spreading cost-containment measure enjoyed a banner year in 2017.  Together, those three states are home to 17% of the nation’s civilian workforce, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. When added to the states that already have formularies — Texas, Ohio, Tennessee, Washington, Oklahoma and Arizona — more than a third of U.S. civilian workers in 2018 will be subject to laws that restrict thei...

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