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CWCI Study Finds Most California Workers’ Comp Drugs Are in the Medi-Cal Fee Schedule

California workers’ compensation prescription drug costs may be on the rise again, but not because of an increase in the use of drugs outside of the Medi-Cal fee schedule according to new research by the California Workers’ Compensation Institute. Under the workers’ compensation pharmacy...

CWCI Finds Use of Compounded Drugs in California Workers’ Comp Are Down, But Payments Are Up

New CWCI research shows that compounded drugs accounted for a declining share of California workers’ compensation prescriptions last year following reforms intended to contain the use and associated costs of these drugs and changes in how they are billed, but despite this decline, compound drug...

CWCI Finds Use of Compounded Drugs in California Workers’ Comp Are Down, But Payments Are Up

New CWCI research shows that compounded drugs accounted for a declining share of California workers’ compensation prescriptions last year following reforms intended to contain the use and associated costs of these drugs and changes in how they are billed, but despite this decline, compound drug...

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...