To Fight Opioid Crisis, Florida’s Largest Insurer Stops Covering OxyContin

MIAMI HERALD (11/06) – That leftover bottle of painkillers in your medicine cabinet is one of the reasons that Florida’s largest health insurance company will stop covering OxyContin, the brand name prescription opioid, beginning Jan. 1. Instead, the insurer will start covering an alternative opioid that isn’t crushable for injection or snorting, reducing its potential for abuse. Read more

Further reading:

• Cigna won’t cover OxyContin prescriptions for 2018

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