Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features some more drug trends reporting with the release of Express Scripts’ 2012 Workers’ Compensation Drug Trend Report. According to the report, overall trend – a combination of spending on drugs and utilization of drugs – saw a 2.9% increase in 2012, reversing two years of declines, and was mainly driven by a 10% increase in cost per user for antidepressants and dermatologicals.
Other key findings from the report did however include a 2.7% decline in utilization of narcotic analgesics. OxyContin, which accounted for nearly 10 percent of the total drug spend, experienced a 6.1% drop in utilization, however it still represents the highest average cost per user.
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