Insurer To Purdue Pharma: We Won’t Pay For OxyContin Anymore

(By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio in partnership that includes, NPR and Kaiser Health News)

The largest insurer in Tennessee has announced it will no longer cover prescriptions for what was once a blockbuster pain reliever. It’s the latest insurance company to turn against OxyContin, whose maker, Purdue Pharma, faces dozens of lawsuits related to its high-pressure sales tactics around the country and contribution to the opioid crisis. Last fall, Cigna and Florida Blue both dropped coverage of the drug. Continue reading article here…

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