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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Dec 27, 2018
Starting in 2019, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BCBST), the state’s largest health insurance provider, will no longer cover prescriptions for the opioid Oxycontin, The Daily Memphian reports. BCBST Chief Medical Officer said that the reasons for the change was because Oxycontin has become a “favorite” among abusers. The insurer is also enacting stricter requirements for other opioids, like additional authorizations and lowered daily maximum doses.