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Fight resumes over drug repackaging

Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty said reimbursement disputes from workers' compensation carriers over physician drug costs are up sharply. File photo by Ana Goni-Lessan.

Groups representing doctors who prescribe and dispense drugs to workers' compensation claimants clashed with a national workers' compensation group Wednesday over whether the Legislature should cap costs for repackaged drugs.

During a meeting of regulators, representatives for the National Council on Compensation Insurance pushed for the cap, saying it could result in a decrease of workers’ compensation rates of up to 1.1 percent.

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