Common Sense from Big Pharma
A couple of headlines from Louise Esola in Business Insurance:
- Pharma Advocacy Group Recommends Limiting Opioid Scripts The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America now supports policies limiting the supply of opioids to seven days for first time acute pain treatment.
- CVS Pharmacy to Limit Opioids, Provide Counseling Beginning February 2018, CVS will limit to seven days the supply of opioids dispensed for most patients who are new to the drug, plus provide robust education and counseling.
Cigna, not to be outdone, announced they will no longer cover brand name OxyContin and will only cover alternatives (which they believe are safer), like Xtampza ER.
Is Big Pharma actually trying to do better? Time will tell.
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