Summer 2023

More than Skin-Deep: Untangling Topical Drug Classes and Costs


  1. Thumula V. Liu TC, Wang D. Interstate Variation and Trends in Workers’ Compensation Drug Payments: 2017Q1 to 2020Q1. Workers’ Compensation Research Institute. May 2021.
  2. Wang D, Thumula V, Liu TC. Interstate variations and trends in workers’ compensation drug payments: 2018Q1 to 2021Q1 – a WCRI FlashReport. Workers’ Compensation Research Institute. June 16, 2022.
  3. Thumula V, Liu TC. Topical analgesic use in workers’ compensation. Workers’Compensation Research Institute. Aug 26, 2021.


Since 2010, the semi-annual RxInformer clinical journal has been a trusted source of timely information and guidance for workers’ comp payers on how best to manage the care of injured worker claimants and plan for the challenges that lay ahead. The publication is an important part of Healthesystems’ proactive approach to advocating for quality care of injured workers while managing the costs associated with treatment.