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Medication trends shaping workers' compensation

by
Optum Workers' Comp
| Nov 01, 2018
A review of the medication trends shaping workers’ compensation, gathered from our book of business data during the first half of 2018, shows a continued decline in overall pharmacy spend and the number of claims. And while opioid analgesics remain the most frequently prescribed therapeutic class both in terms of the percentage of total spend and the number of prescriptions dispensed, the total percentage of opioid prescriptions has also decreased. 

Refer to the full report for more information on top medications by spend and what we are seeing with compounded and specialty medications. Read more here.


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