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New Formulary: Some Opioids OK for Short Periods; Naloxone Needs Prior Approval

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Monday, June 10, 2019 | 833 | 0 | 96 min read

An injured worker in New York could be prescribed an opioid-based painkiller for up to seven days without prior authorization, but if he overdoses, an insurance carrier would have to have approve an opioid-rescue drug before it could be administered. That's one scenario that could arise under New York state's workers' compensation drug formulary, which was finalized and published Wednesday after almost two years of hearings, public comments and revisions. The likelihood now is that the state Workers' Compensation Board will address those types of questions in the ne...

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