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WSIB drug formularies list

The following is the list of Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) formularies with descriptions. Formulary is the list of medications potentially available for a worker with an allowed work-related injury or illness, which facilitates electronic adjudication of prescriptions at community pharmacies.

Formulary assignment is determined by the worker’s entitlement. The impairment must be attributable, or causally linked, to the work-related injury or illness in order for entitlement to be granted. If there is more than one area of entitlement (e.g. musculoskeletal injury entitlement and subsequent psychotraumatic entitlement), the worker may have access to more than one medication list (musculoskeletal injury formulary + psychotraumatic disorder formulary).  Access to medications may also be granted on a case-by-case basis depending on needs related to the entitlement.

Formulary name Description
Musculoskeletal Injury For musculoskeletal injuries such as muscle sprains, strains, orthopaedic trauma
Central Nervous System and Peripheral Nervous System Injury/Disorder For brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and neuropathies
Facial/EENT Injury For injuries to the skull or face. It may also involve the eye, ear, nose or oral cavity
Burn For injuries to tissues of the body caused by hot objects or flames, electricity, chemicals, radiation or gases
Respiratory Injury/Disorder For injuries due to inhalation of gases or particulate matter or allergens. For example, occupational silicosis, asbestosis or asthma
Cardiovascular Injury/Disorder For an occupational aggravation of a pre-existing cardiovascular condition or a traumatic incident or cardiovascular disease or injury due to occupational exposures
Skin Injury/Disorder For conditions of the skin caused by occupational exposure. For example, contact dermatitis, allergic dermatitis
Cancer For neoplasms that are determined to be caused by occupational exposures
Psychotraumatic Disorder For psychological conditions, disabilities or impairments caused by a specific psychotraumatic work related incident. For example, post-traumatic stress disorder
Initial Allowed claims are assigned to this formulary during the acute phase following injury (0-3 months).
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