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Workers’ compensation insurance writers saw total pharmacy spending per injured worker in 2009 rise 6.5 percent, according to a report by a risk management services firm.

The report by the Tampa, Fla.-based PMSI–”2010 Annual Drug Trends Report”–found that a 4.7 percent increase in prescription prices and a 1.7 percent net change in utilization were responsible for the growth in total pharmacy spending.

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