A report released by the Texas Department of Insurance – Division of Workers’ Compensation shows that while the number of compounded drug prescriptions in the workers’ comp system grew between 2010 and 2014, there was a steady decrease in prescription numbers between 2014 and 2016. According to TDI’s Workers’ Compensation Research and Evaluation Group’s report, “Baseline Evaluation of the Utilization and Cost Patterns of Compounded Drugs,” compound drug prescriptions in 2010 totaled 18,020, representing 1.6 percent of total pharmacy prescriptions. By 2014 the number had risen to 26,380, or 3.2 percent of total prescriptions. While the number decreased to 20,751 in 2016, the share of the total pharmacy prescriptions remained at 3.2 percent.
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