The number of workers receiving opioids for workplace injuries has continued to decline in Ohio, according to a study released Monday by the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation.
In an evaluation of its prescriptions and pharmacy costs, BWC found that the number of injured workers receiving prescriptions for injuries in 2020 decreased to 23,469, a decrease of 16% compared to 2019. The number of workers receiving opioids also decreased by 18% to 12,507 compared to the previous year, the report stated.
The total amount the agency paid for prescriptions also decreased in 2020 to $ 39 million, a decrease of 28% compared to 2019.
Opioids continue to be among the most expensive prescriptions in the state ̵