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Uncovering the True Costs of Physician Dispensing of Drugs
Posted on 3 Feb 2017 by Roger Rabb

Do the hidden, and not so hidden, costs of physician dispensing of drugs outweigh the benefits? Drugs prescribed and dispensed directly by physicians often cost substantially more to consumers, and by extension any covering insurer, than drugs dispensed... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (7/16/2012)
Posted on 16 Jul 2012 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: NCCI: Claim Frequency Declined One Percent in 2011 . Forbes... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (8/27/2012)
Posted on 28 Aug 2012 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: Workers Comp State Legislative Battles to Watch . CMS... Read More

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: An Effective Front in the Prescription Drug Abuse War?
Posted on 23 May 2014 by Teresa McLoughlin Rice

Over the past two decades, prescription drug abuse has been on the rise. The public health dangers associated with this disturbing trend are self-evident. In an ongoing effort to curb this abuse, most states have over the years adopted some form of electronic... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (7/23/2012)
Posted on 23 Jul 2012 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 WILG Symposium on 40th Anniversary of Nat'l Commission... Read More

Five Good Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Miss WCRI’s 31st Annual Conference
Posted on 6 Feb 2015 by Karen C. Yotis

Anyone familiar with the Workers Compensation Research Institute’s 31-year history of providing the data and analysis that industry mavericks rely upon to understand, manage and effect real change have come to expect WCRI conferences to provide... Read More

Thomas A. Robinson on Prescription Drugs and Workers’ Compensation
Posted on 24 Jul 2015 by Robin E. Kobayashi

Last week LexisNexis published an Emerging Issues Analysis article on prescription drugs and workers’ compensation written by Thomas A. Robinson, the co-author of Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law . The article examines opioid use,... Read More

Patients, Pills and Profits: Physician Dispensing Increases Costs in Illinois Workers’ Comp Claims
Posted on 13 Jun 2014 by Karen C. Yotis

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. Peeling Away the Onion on Physician Dispensing... Read More

Florida Reforms Effectively Addressing Opioid Plague
Posted on 31 Jan 2014 by John Stahl

The topic of opioid abuse in workers’ compensation largely focuses on the causes and costs of that abuse to the effectiveness of the state-level reforms that address what some experts identify as a “plague.” Particularly alarming opioid... Read More

WCRI Study Strikes Serious Blow to Physician-Dispensed Strong Opioids
Posted on 8 Jan 2015 by Thomas A. Robinson

A significant proportion of physician-dispensed strong opioids may not have been necessary at all Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , is a leading commentator and expert... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (9/17/2012)
Posted on 17 Sep 2012 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: Workers Comp Insurers Benefit From Private Sector Hiring... Read More

High Drug Costs Attributed to Premiums for Physician-Dispensed Prescriptions: Study Reviews Price Gap Reducing Reforms
Posted on 19 Jul 2012 by John Stahl

By John Stahl, Esq. The fact that many workers’ compensation claimants obtained prescription drugs directly from physicians was not the problem; the primary issue was that these medical professionals often charged much more than a pharmacy for... Read More

CWCI Study Measures Outcomes for Claims with Physician-Dispensed Repackaged Drugs
Posted on 26 Feb 2013 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

A new California Workers’ Compensation Institute study shows that on average, California work injury claims from 2002 through 2011 that involved physician-dispensed repackaged drugs had 17 percent higher medical benefit costs, 13 percent higher... Read More

Louisiana: Wholesale Pharmacy Providing Pharmaceuticals to Doctor for Dispensing on Consignment Basis Has No Right of Action Against Employer/Insurer
Posted on 7 Mar 2013 by Jeffrey C. Napolitano

By Jeffrey C. Napolitano, Juge Napolitano Guilbeau Ruli & Frieman, a plc, Metairie LA Wholesale pharmacies who contract with physicians to provide pharmaceuticals to them on a consignment basis for dispensing to their workers compensation patients... Read More