November 16, 2021 Enlyte, Workers' Comp

Release of Generic Medications for Workers' Comp in 2022

<p>Next year twenty-eight drugs relevant to workers’ compensation are expected to become available as generics. These formulations will be made available once the original drug manufacturer’s brand name period of exclusivity has expired.</p>

Next year twenty-eight drugs relevant to workers’ compensation are expected to become available as generics. These formulations will be made available once the original drug manufacturer’s brand name period of exclusivity has expired.

According to the FDA, 9 out of 10 prescriptions filled in the United States are for generic drugs. Brand drugs with equivalent generic formulations are an essential category to monitor, as these drugs are by far the most expensive. Prescriber education surrounding the use of generics is increasingly key when prescribers or patients request brand drugs as more generics become available.

The following table provides information on drugs expected to be approved as generic equivalents in 2022. At the time of this publication generic pricing was not available.

 

2022 Brand to Generic Chart

 

Julie Black

Director of Clinical Services

Julie Black is the Director of Clinical Services for Mitchell Pharmacy Solutions. In her role, she is responsible for PBM clinical operations, including formulary and clinical program management, Drug Utilization Assessments and Provider Outreach, and clinical account management. Prior to joining Mitchell Pharmacy Solutions, Julie served as a clinical liaison for a large workers’ comp PBM, providing clinical guidance and program management to clients including TPAs, insurers, and employers. Julie has over ten years of experience within the workers comp PBM industry having worked previously in the areas of clinical operations, product development, and account management. In addition, Julie has experience outside of workers’ comp, including Healthcare Reform, Pharmacovigilance, and retail pharmacy. Julie graduated with a bachelor's degree in Pharmacy from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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