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The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has announced its intention to reclassify two opioids as nonformulary drugs on the state’s closed pharmacy formulary for workers’ comp. Prescriptions for fentanyl transdermal patches and MS Contin will require “N” drug status preauthorization as of February 1st. The DWC is encouraging “system participants” currently on these medications to consult about alternative treatment before the new rules go into effect.

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