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September 10, 2020 · Optum Workers' Comp and Auto No-fault
ODG has been making changes to treatment guidelines. Optum is following suit by changing some of our program parameters. Beginning September 23, 2020, Optum is lowering our opioid alerting parameter to 90 mg of oral morphine equivalents (morphine equivalent dose, or MED) for treating chronic pain. Read more...
August 13, 2020 · Optum Workers' Comp and Auto No-fault
A new injectable opioid analgesic, Olinvyk™ (oliceridine), was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 7, 2020. Olinvyk is indicated to manage acute pain severe enough to require an intravenous opioid analgesic and for whom alternative treatments are inadequate. Read more...
August 03, 2020 · Clinical Connection team
In late July, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced they are requiring manufacturers of all opioid analgesics and medications to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) to add recommendations about naloxone to the prescribing information and patient Medication Guides. Read more...
July 28, 2020 · Clinical Connection team
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently added dexamethasone sodium phosphate to their approved list of medications that may be temporarily compounded during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more...
April 20, 2020 · Clinical Connection team
Epidiolex oral solution ‒ the only cannabidiol (CBD) prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat epilepsy ‒ is no longer considered a controlled substance under the federal Controlled Substances Act. Read more...
April 06, 2020 · Clinical Connection team
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on April 1, 2020 it will be requesting manufacturers remove all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine products, a popular histamine (H2)-blocker, from the market immediately. Ranitidine recalls initially began last fall Read more...
April 02, 2020 · From the desk of David W. Young
While there are many unknowns, Optum Workers’ Compensation and Auto No-Fault is committed to our customers, claimants and our team members. We remain fully staffed and operational and continue to ensure that the injured person is receiving the right treatment at the right time for the right duration and for the most appropriate cost. Read more...
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