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Jaelene Fayhee Named CompPharma Person of the Year


TAMPA, December 4, 2014 – myMatrixx, a Tampa-based pharmacy benefit management company, announced that Jaelene Fayhee, Compliance and Government Affairs Director for myMatrixx, has been recognized as the recipient of CompPharma’s Person of the Year award for 2014. Helen Knight, CompPharma Vice President stated, “I can’t say enough wonderful things about Jaelene and the fact …

FDA approves Hysingla ER


On November 20 the FDA announced that they have approved Hysingla ER. Hysingla ER is the second approved hydrocodone extended release opioid analgesic. The first, Zohydro ER, was approved earlier in the year but does not have the abuse-deterrent formulation. The FDA appears to be following up on its desire to make available opioid analgesics …

Physician Dispensing Reform Adopted in Pennsylvania


Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed legislation yesterday reforming physician dispensing practices. HB 1846 addresses both reimbursement and timeframes for dispensing repackaged drugs. Supporters expect the new law to save Pennsylvania employers approximately $13 million annually in workers’ compensation costs. The law will take effect on December 26, 2014, and includes the following provisions: Physician dispensing …

Hydrocodone Reclassification Initiative Update


The Drug Enforcement Agency’s initiative to reschedule hydrocodone-containing products (Lortab®, Vicodin®, Norco®, et al.) from Schedule III to Schedule II went into effect on October 6, 2014. To summarize the important considerations, these medications can now only be filled with a hard copy prescription (no phoned in or faxed in prescriptions allowed), and refills are …

Lindsay Rios Named to 2014 “Women to Watch” List


TAMPA, October 10, 2014 – myMatrixx, a Tampa-based pharmacy benefit management company, announced that Lindsay Rios, Senior Vice President of myMatrixx Operations, has been recognized by Business Insurance magazine as an honoree on their 2014 “Women to Watch” list. The annual list spotlights 25 women who are doing outstanding work in commercial insurance, reinsurance, risk …