A resident at a skilled nursing facility was given a prescription for Pennsaid (Diclofenac), a topical solution for pain relief, which cost more than $2,500 for one 112ml bottle. It was important to find a substitute medication that offered the same therapeutic result at a more affordable price.
VeriScript software marked this order as a high cost item with a formulary interchange. Through the software, a generic topical diclofenac product was recommended for the cost of $50. The resident’s physician accepted VeriScript’s recommendation, and the facility saved 98% in drug costs.