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CVS Health Moves to Limit Access to Opioid Painkillers

One of the largest managers of pharmaceutical benefits in the U.S. says it will start limiting the duration and dose of some prescriptions for opioid painkillers, in an effort to combat widespread addiction.

CVS Health Corp., which administers drug benefits for employers, insurers and some state Medicaid programs, said it would limit opioid prescriptions to seven days or less for certain patients with acute pain who haven’t previously taken an opioid painkiller. That will be a big change, given that many CVS-covered…

Article source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/cvs-health-moves-to-limit-access-to-opioid-painkillers-1505986204

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