Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission Launches Drug Formulary Rule Limiting Payment for Opioid Prescriptions

The Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission announces the adoption of Rule 099.41, a drug formulary which regulates all outpatient medications prescribed as a result of work-related injuries.

The rule draws on a formulary already in use for state government employees who are injured on the job, with additional provisions for opioid prescriptions based on guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rule applies to new injuries occurring on or after July 1, 2018.

The rule and additional information regarding the rule may be viewed here.