A drug provider said a survey of its database has found there is less potential for savings on the initial prescription given workers after an injury and the focus should be on medication for employees with a long-term condition.

Tampa, Fla.-based PMSI, which describes itself as the nation’s largest provider of pharmacy products for workers’ compensation, found that only 35 percent of injured workers who receive a prescription are those getting a first medication, accounting for less than 18 percent of total prescriptions and less than 5 percent of the total savings potential.

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