The Texas Department of Insurance Workers’ Compensation Research Group recently released a new report that evaluates the utilization and cost patterns of compounded drugs dispensed in the Texas workers’ compensation system. Key findings included:
- The number of compounded drugs increased from 18,020 prescriptions in 2010 (1.6 percent of total pharmacy prescriptions) to 26,380 in 2014 (3.2 percent of total). Since 2014, it decreased steadily to 20,751 in 2016 while their share of the total pharmacy prescriptions remained at 3.2 percent.
- The most common type of injury among the claims receiving compounded drugs was back injury (31 percent of the claims in 2014).
Download the report in full: TX TDI Compounded Drugs 2017