A new prescription drug formulary in Ohio, along with several other measures, appears to have reduced the dosage of narotics for work comp injuries by 12% in a year-over-year comparison conducted by Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. Costs were reduced by 15%, or $2.1 million.
Compare this to the early results from the Texas Closed Formulary - depending on the study you reference, the new rules have reduced initial opioid prescriptions for new injuries by anywhere from 50% to 67%. And the rules don't apply to legacy claims until September of 2013.
So, for those of you counting at home... that's two state-level formulary adoptions and two clearly favorable sets of early results.
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