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If you ascribe to the generally accepted principles that most employees don’t wish to become sick or injured and miss work, and most employers don’t wish to use valuable resources providing workers compensate packages, it’s hard to imagine why workers’ compensation would be seen as anything other than a necessary workplace safeguard.

But talk about workers’ compensation with pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), the third party administrators of prescription drug programs, and their eyes instantly light up. That’s because for PBMs, workers’ compensation provides a great opportunity for increased profits without increased work.

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