myMatrixx releases its annual Drug Trend Report as a comprehensive analysis of the major drivers in the sector of workers’ compensation retail pharmacy. Delivering the report in 2021 required an examination of truly unprecedented circumstances of 2020. The emerging COVID-19 pandemic affected every industry, including workers’ compensation.
This year’s report covers the effect of COVID-19 on workers’ compensation pharmacy, as well as a continued focus on ongoing issues including opioid misuse, an aging workforce and the growing role of behavioral care. Despite a turbulent year, this report demonstrates an ongoing commitment to positive outcomes for injured workers and effective cost management of prescription drugs for payers.