The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board has made its drug formularies publicly available and searchable.
“Improving transparency and our service orientation in relation to our drug benefit program and all of our operations is a priority,” said Tom Teahen, president and chief executive officer of the WSIB, in a release. “Posting the drug formularies is an important way we can increase transparency.”
By publishing its formulary, the WSIB also aims to help doctors and pharmacists make decisions about injured workers’ health care, Teahan added.
The formulary lists more than 15,000 medications, and the WSIB spends approximately $62 million on drug benefits for injured workers each year.