Thursday, September 13, 2018

Another Insurer Drops Purdue Pharma's Oxycontin

On the opioid abuse front some encouraging news that Purdue Pharma may detest
But the overdose increases linked to OxyContin may be subject to arrest
Cigna and Blue Cross of Florida announced that OxyContin prescriptions they would no longer cover
Other newer drugs less addictive or harder to abuse have been discovered  
Now Purdue Pharma has been informed that the largest insurer in Tennessee will no longer reimburse for OxyContin use
Too easy for the user to recover the opiods and snort or inject in an addictive abuse
Purdue Pharma is the poster child
Of deceptive marketing on minimizing the addictive risks run wild
A $600 million settlement paid by the company in 2007
For too many opioid addicts going to an early hell or heaven
As the opioid epidemic continues to grow the class action lawsuits again Purdue Pharma pile up
Against marketing efforts the book Dopesick described as greedy and corrupt
Take away insurance for OxyContin and limit the number and types of painkiller drugs for which insurers will pay
And reducing this crisis of overdoses we will have gone and long way.

© September 13, 2018 Michael P. Ridley

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