Time to ReThink RePackaging Drugs

By: David Hirshfeld

Winston Churchill once commented that “Anyone can rat, but it takes a certain amount of ingenuity to re-rat.”  Well, this sentiment evidently applies to the re-packaging and re-labeling of prescription drugs here in Florida; and the legislature seems to have caught up with the ingenuity.

For years, workers’ compensation insurers have been complaining about the perceived increased cost of repackaged and relabeled drugs.  With CS/SB 662 Florida’s legislature seems to have answered the payors’ cries, and closed a loop-hole in workers’ compensation reimbursement with respect to repackaged and relabeled drugs.Continue reading