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The California Division of Workers’ Compensation will adopt an evidence-based drug formulary for medical providers treating injured workers beginning Jan. 1, 2018, following approval by the Office of Administrative Law.
The DWC will host two informational webinars for interested parties on the formulary implementation on Dec. 13 and 14.
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Texas Insurance Commissioner Kent Sullivan has approved changes in the rates for private passenger and commercial automobile insurance provided through the Texas Automobile Insurance Plan Association (TAIPA), which is the state’s assigned risk plan.
The changes, which are effective March 1, 2018, will result in an overall average increase of 4.8...

The earthen dam on the outskirts of Georgetown in Texas’ Williamson County certainly does not look flimsy.
The Austin American-Statesman reports at 35 feet high and nearly a third of a mile long, it has done a reliable job of holding back floodwaters on Chandler Branch, a normally placid tributary of Brushy Creek, for more than 50 years.
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New data from the Louisiana Department of Health and the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy show there are fewer opioids being prescribed since Medicaid expansion began in July 2016, the Louisiana governor’s office reported.
According to the Board of Pharmacy which administers the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, both the total number of opioid...