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Research and Evaluation Group: Pharmacy Cost and Utilization Report 

The Workers’ Compensation Research and Evaluation Group this month released its report on pharmacy utilization and cost in the Texas workers’ compensation system between 2009 and 2022. The aim was to capture data before and after the introduction of the pharmacy closed formula and the results are interesting:

  • Total pharmacy costs decreased 73% from $163.7 million in 2009 to $44.1 million in 2022,

  • The total number of prescriptions decreased 73% from 1.7 million in 2009 to 442,000 in 2022,

  • The total number of opioid prescriptions decreased 86% from 555,000 in 2009 to 78,000 in 2022, and

  • The total number of generic prescriptions rose 21% from 74% in 2009 to 95% in 2022.

To access the entire report, click here. For a quick overview, see the snapshot on the TDI website.

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