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In our March 2016 newsletter, we voiced our concerns regarding the rise in the number of compound drug prescriptions, especially the so-called “pain creams,” which generate substantial cost to insurers but little to no benefit to injured workers.  As a reminder, compound drugs are not recommended under the ODG Treatment Guidelines as a first line therapy.

Now, it seems the 85th Texas Legislature has taken up the cause. House Business & Industry Chair Rene Oliveira (D) has introduced an amendment to Section 408.028, pertaining to Pharmaceutical Services, which would require the Division to develop rules for the exclusion of compound pharmaceutical medications from the closed formulary. Thus far, no companion bill has been proposed.