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WSIB posts searchable drug formularies for ease of use

Compensation board spends approximately $62 million every year on drug benefits for injured workers


TORONTO — The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) in Ontario has posted its drug formulas, with interactive search capability, on its website.

“Improving transparency and our service orientation in relation to our drug benefit program and all of our operations is a priority,” said Tom Teahen, WSIB president and CEO. “Posting the drug formularies is an important way we can increase transparency. To help users navigate the lists, we made them searchable for ease of use.”

The drug formularies contain more than 15,000 medications and the WSIB spends approximately $62 million every year on drug benefits for injured workers.

The WSIB says it’s the first worker’s compensation board in Canada to make this information publicly available in a searchable format.

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