Opioid painkiller abuse and physicians’ dispensing of repackaged drugs tops the list of cost drivers in the 2012 Survey of Prescription Drug Management released last week by CompPharma, LLC, a consortium of workers’ compensation pharmacy benefit managers. Joseph Paduda, principal of Health Strategy Associates and president of CompPharma, has been conducting the study for nine consecutive years.
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