Newsline No. 03-06
January 17, 2006

DWC’s pharmaceutical price data file to be updated weekly

The Department of Health Services is now required to update Medi-Cal prices for pharmaceuticals on a weekly basis. As a service to the workers' compensation community, DWC provides a pharmaceutical price calculator and the ability to download the complete data file of Medi-Cal’s pharmaceutical prices on its Web site. The price calculator and the price data file are now being updated weekly instead of monthly, as DWC receives updated price data from the Department of Health Services.

The pharmaceutical price data file and the pharmaceutical price calculator can be found by following the link, “Fees for pharmaceuticals,” located on the upper right portion of DWC’s homepage at

The date of the latest update will appear on the Web page.