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FL: Budget Bill Hurts Injured Workers by Requiring Out of Pocket Payments for Prescriptions, Says Physician
Posted on 27 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Sanford Silverman, M.D. writes in the Gainesville Sun that Governor Charlie Crist should veto budget bill (HB 5603) because of language that was slipped into the bill at the last minute that would make it more difficult for injured workers... Read More

IL: Payment Per Claim for Drugs Prescribed to Injured Workers Was Slightly Lower Than Study Median
Posted on 15 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

CAMBRIDGE, MA - The payment per claim for prescription drugs used to treat injured workers in Illinois was slightly lower than in most study states, according to a new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The 16-state study... Read More

PMSI Releases 2010 Annual Drug Trends Report
Posted on 14 Jul 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Tampa, FL (CompNewsNetwork) - PMSI, one of the nation’s largest providers of specialty products and services for the workers’ compensation market, today announced the release of its 2010 Annual Drug Trends Report. The report represents one... Read More

Workers’ Compensation Issues Prominent in National Summit on Rx Drug Abuse
Posted on 1 Mar 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 29, 2012) - Several national workers' compensation experts will lead 1.5 hour sessions during the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit April 10-12 at the Walt Disney World Swan Resort in Orlando, Fla. • Joseph Paduda... Read More

NC: Cost Per Claim of Drugs Prescribed to Injured Workers Nearly 14 Percent Higher Than Study Median
Posted on 30 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

CAMBRIDGE , MA – The cost per claim of prescription drugs used to treat injured workers in North Carolina was 14 percent higher than in most study states, according to a new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The 16... Read More

FL: Payment Per Claim for Drugs Prescribed to Injured Workers Was Nearly 40 Percent Higher Than Study Median
Posted on 14 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

CAMBRIDGE , MA –The payment per claim for prescription drugs used to treat injured workers in Florida was nearly 40 percent higher than in most study states, according to a new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The... Read More

CMS Clarifies Guidance on Prescription Drugs and Medicare Workers' Comp Set-Aside Agreements
Posted on 14 May 2010 by Robin E. Kobayashi

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a new memorandum dated May 14, 2010, to clarify guidance in CMS's April 3, 2009 and July 1, 2009 procedure memoranda regarding prescription drugs administered to Medicare beneficiaries... Read More

TN: Payment Per Claim of Drugs Prescribed to Injured Workers in Tennessee Was Typical of States in New Study
Posted on 6 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

CAMBRIDGE, MA - The average payment per claim of prescription drugs used to treat injured workers in Tennessee was fairly typical of the states examined in a new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The 16-state study by the... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (1/14/2013)
Posted on 14 Jan 2013 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: New Survey Posted on Prescription Drug Management in... Read More

AK: New WC Prescription Drug Regulation Effective July 31
Posted on 5 Aug 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Juneau, AK (CompNewsNetwork) - Under a new regulation that governs prescription drugs provided to an employee as a medical benefit under the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Act, generic drugs must be dispensed. An employee may choose a name-brand drug... Read More

FL: AG To Fight Growing Pill Mill Problems
Posted on 8 Feb 2011 by workerscompensation.com

Tallahassee, FL (CompNewsNetwork) - Attorney General Pam Bondi today unveiled her comprehensive strategy to address pill mills in Florida, including a series of legislative recommendations for the upcoming legislative session. Because of pill mills, Florida... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (4/1/2013)
Posted on 1 Apr 2013 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: 7th Circuit Rejects Liberty Mutual’s Challenge... Read More

WI: Cost Per Claim of Drugs Prescribed to Injured Workers Was 30 Percent Lower Than Study Median
Posted on 7 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

CAMBRIDGE, MA - The cost per claim of prescription drugs used to treat injured workers in Wisconsin was significantly lower than in most study states, according to a new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The 16-state study... Read More

Prescription Drug Monitoring Compact Nears Completion
Posted on 3 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

LEXINGTON, KY—A legislation drafting committee is putting the final touches on a proposal for an interstate compact that would allow prescription drug monitoring programs from different states to share data. Kansas Senate Assistant Majority Leader... Read More

CDC Posts Latest Report on Prescription Drug Overdoses
Posted on 19 Jan 2012 by Workers' Compensation Law Community Staff

The authors call for mandatory education for physicians as a prerequisite for obtaining Drug Enforcement Administration registration. Read more at the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report . Read More