Across the country, states are grappling with an array of different regulatory strategies, overseen by different agencies, to address prescribing of medicine. This report provides policymakers and system stakeholders with a basic understanding of the different strategies adopted by all 50 states, and points to the regulations for those seeking more detail.
The report also provides information on some of the most prominent prescription drug issues stakeholders are concerned about in 2018, such as the following:
The tables in this report were compiled from completed surveys of two agencies for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since prescription drug regulations are changing rapidly in the United States, the author points out that the information in this report is a snapshot in time, as of January 1, 2018.
Workers’ Compensation Prescription Drug Regulations: A National Inventory, 2018. Karen Rothkin with the assistance of Elizabeth Hopkins. September 2018. WC-18-41.
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