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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Md. Physicians Put High Mark-Up On Workers Comp Pain-Killers

Patients obtaining the pain-killer Vicodin directly from a doctor in Maryland will pay nearly three times more than if they purchased it directly from a pharmacy, according to a new study.

The study, released this month by the Workers Compensation Research Institute, compared prices and found a markup for physician dispensed medications within Maryland’s Workers’ Compensation System.

The institute is a national nonprofit organization that provides information about public policy issues involving workers’ compensation systems, which pay for on-the-job injuries or work connected illnesses. Employers must buy insurance to cover their workers.


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