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WCC Chairman Considering Repackaged Drug Price Cap

Monday, April 30, 2012 | 0

By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefConnecticut could become the next state to impose a cap on the price of repackaged drugs dispensed to injured workers under a proposal that would limit drug reimbursements to the average wholesale price (AWP) set by the original manufacturer plus a dispensing fee of $5 for brand names and $8 for generics.State Workers' Compensation Commission Chairman John Mastropietro confirmed in an interview last week he is considering adding the price cap to an update of the Connecticut Providers Fee Schedule effective July 1.Under state law, the commission chai...

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