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Navigating Workers’ Comp Pharmacy: Opioids Are Not the Only Challenge When It Comes to Navigating Workers’ Comp Pharmacy

January 18, 2023
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Nikki Wilson, Pharm.D./MBA

Senior Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services, Mitchell Pharmacy Solutions

Addressing the Complexities of Issues Facing Pharmacy Programs

When we think about issues facing pharmacy programs, the first thing that often comes to mind is the opioid epidemic, and while opioids still require attention, they are not the only trend we need to watch closely. According to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), prescription drug costs make up 13% to 14% on average of an overall workers’ compensation claim. There are many factors that come into play when evaluating the prescriptions behind these claims, and we will identify the wide variety of variables driving costs and outcomes in our white paper.

 

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