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March 31, 2021 · Clinical Team
On March 31, 2021, the ODG Drug Formulary (Appendix A) will change the status of several medications, including, but not limited to, skeletal muscle relaxants (SMR). Read more...
February 15, 2021 · Clinical Team
The first brand alternative of Amitiza® – lubiprostone 8 mcg and 24 mcg capsules – is now available. Endo International plc announced that lubiprostone will be marketed under one of its operating companies, Par Pharmaceutical, Inc., on January 4, 2021. Read more...
November 24, 2020 · Clinical Team
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the use of the Lucira™ COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) on November 17, 2020.  This is the first at-home nasal swab test kit to detect SARS-CoV-2  the virus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Read more...
October 30, 2020 · Clinical Team
Evzio auto-injector and naloxone auto-injector have been discontinued and will no longer be available, according to kaléo Inc. (kaléo). According to information Optum has obtained from kaléo, previously dispensed Evzio and its authorized generic are still safe to use until their expiration dates. In addition, pharmacies may dispense current stock, but future refills will not likely be available. Read more...
October 26, 2020 · Clinical Team
Veklury® (remdesivir) is the first medication to be approved for the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on October 22, 2020. Read more...
October 14, 2020 · Clinical Team
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that the brand-name opioid analgesic, Duragesic (fentanyl transdermal system), manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is being discontinued. According to the FDA’s website, Janssen made a business decision to permanently discontinue all Duragesic transdermal systems and indicated they should be maintained on formularies until the last produced batch expires on July 31, 2021 to maintain continuity of the reimbursement process. No additional information was provided on Janssen’s website related to its business decision. Read more...
September 29, 2020 · Clinical Team
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a labeling change requiring the Boxed Warning and other precautions included in prescribing information to be updated for all benzodiazepines. Read more...
September 23, 2020 · Clinical Team
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Perrigo Pharmaceutical Company issued a voluntary recall for all unexpired albuterol sulfate inhalation aerosol to the retail level. The September 21, 2020 recall announcement was issued due to the potential clogging of the inhaler, which could result in health risks to patients if they do not receive enough or any medication when using the inhaler. Read more...
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