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TN: Payment Per Claim of Drugs Prescribed to Injured Workers in Tennessee Was Typical of States in New Study

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 Cambridge, MA-based WCRI found that the average payment...

Prescription Drug Abuse in America (Part Two) – The “P” Stakeholders

By Stuart Colburn, Esq. This is the second part of a three-part series on prescription drug abuse in America. Part One explained “the problem ”. Part Two below identifies the “P” stakeholders involved with this epidemic: Pharmaceutical Companies Physicians ...

Prescription Drug Abuse in America (Part Two) – The “P” Stakeholders

By Stuart Colburn, Esq. This is the second part of a three-part series on prescription drug abuse in America. Part One explained “the problem ”. Part Two below identifies the “P” stakeholders involved with this epidemic: Pharmaceutical Companies Physicians...

Generic Drug Pricing Transparency: Kentucky, North Dakota and Arkansas Fight the Good Fight

At the heart of the health care crisis in this country are rising drug costs. How do we control drug costs, particularly generic drugs that account for 80 percent of prescriptions? This year Kentucky became the first state in the nation to enact a generic drug pricing transparency bill that provides...

Physicians and Drug Companies Strike Back at Attempts to Curb Drug Costs

Are reform efforts aimed at controlling the costs of physician-dispensed drugs having the desired effect? It appears not, at least in California, Florida, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Tennessee. In recent years, at least 20 states have made legislative or regulatory changes attempting to control the...