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Brand–Generic Pipeline Q1 2023
The following list represents a summary of new medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and first-time generics or brand alternatives that potentially may be prescribed for the treatment of a workers’ compensation or auto injury. Off-label use for the treatment of conditions outside of FDA-approved indications may not be supported by medical treatment guidelines or Optum Workers’ Compensation and Auto No-Fault.
There were no new medications relevant to workers’ compensation and/or auto injuries launched during this quarter.
First-time generics or brand alternatives
For more information about these medications, click on the link in the brand-name medication to visit the manufacturer’s website.
|Generic name||Brand name||Strength(s) and dosage form(s)||Use/indication*||Launch date|
|Diclofenac potassium||Cambia®||50 mg oral solution||Acute treatment of migraine||1/04/2023|
|Topiramate||Trokendi XR®||25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg
|Preventive treatment of migraine; various seizures||1/04/2023|
|Lurisadone||Latuda®||20 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg,
80 mg and 120 mg tablets
|Schizophrenia; major depressive episode associated with bipolar I disorder||2/20/2023|
|Fluticasone/salmeterol||Advair HFA®||45 mcg/21 mcg,
115 mcg/21 mcg, and
230 mcg/21 mcg per actuation
*This list is focused on medications related to workers’ compensation and/or auto injuries and may not include all medications made available this quarter
†200 mg XR strength is not available in generic
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