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  • Four states vote on status of medical and recreational marijuana

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Nov 08, 2018
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    Government Affairs, Pain Management, Medical Marijuana
    Four states voted on the status of medical and recreational marijuana on Election Day, November 2018. Missouri and Utah voters weighed in on medical marijuana and Michigan and South Dakota voters cast ballots deciding whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana.


  • Kentucky chooses ODG for workers’ comp formulary and guidelines

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Oct 24, 2018
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    formulary, Workers' Compensation, Government Affairs
    The Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims (DWC) has chosen the Official Disability Guidelines (ODG) as its medical treatment guidelines and pharmacy formulary source.


  • Montana workers’ comp drug formulary formally proposed

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Oct 22, 2018
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    Workers' Compensation, Government Affairs, Formularies
    The Montana Department of Labor and Industry has now formally proposed regulations to implement a workers’ compensation outpatient drug formulary.


  • New York advances workers’ compensation drug formulary

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    • Optum for Workers' Compensation
    | Oct 18, 2018
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    Government Affairs, formulary
    The New York Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has published, in the state register and on the WCB website, notice of its second version of the proposed formulary rule and drug list.




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