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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (7/23/2012)

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 on WC Laws . NCCI Reports on Impact on Impairment...

Louisiana: Wholesale Pharmacy Providing Pharmaceuticals to Doctor for Dispensing on Consignment Basis Has No Right of Action Against Employer/Insurer

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, cannot seek payment for the pharmaceuticals directly...

Uncovering the True Costs of Physician Dispensing of Drugs

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 by pharmacies. Last April, I looked at a recent...