Monday, July 3, 2017

Texas saw a huge increase in use of compounded drugs for worker's compensation injuries, especially back injuries

May report by DWC’s Research and Regulation group found that:
  • The number of compounded drugs increased from 18,020 prescriptions in 2010 to 26,380 in 2014.
  • The total cost of compounded drugs increased from $6 million in 2010 to $12 million in 2014.
  • The average cost per compounded drug prescription increased from $356 in 2010 to $829 in 2016.
  • Almost a third of compounded drug prescriptions were to treat back injuries.
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Texas Workers' Comp informal rule addresses compounded drugs

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