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BWC Reports to Legislature on Difficulty of Implementing a Drug Formulary

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 646 | 0 | 0 min read

Implementing a drug formulary has been more difficult than creating the accompanying medical treatment guidelines, the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation says in an annual report to legislators on the impact of the 2013 Workers’ Compensation Reform Act. Among the difficulties of implementing a formulary are its complexities, resistance from patients taking high doses of opioids and approving prescriptions in emergencies, the report states. “Several factors contributed to the difficulty. One is the apparent lack of understanding of the process of filling a prescription when the...

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