The Secret Role of Insurers in Medicare Opioid Policy

The Secret Role of Insurers in Medicare Opioid Policy

Author: Pat Anson / Source: Pain News Network This month marks the one year anniversary of a closed door meeting between law enforcement agencies, federal and state regulators, and health insurance companies in a Baltimore suburb – a “special session” of an obscure...
PNN Survey Shows Strong Support for CVS Boycott

PNN Survey Shows Strong Support for CVS Boycott

Author: Pat Anson / Source: Pain News Network There is widespread support for a boycott against CVS because of its plan to impose strict limits on the supply and dosage of opioid pain medication, according to a PNN survey of over 2,500 pain patients, caretakers and...
CVS to Limit Opioid Prescriptions

CVS to Limit Opioid Prescriptions

Author: Pat Anson / Source: Pain News Network CVS Health has announced plans to further restrict the filling of opioid prescriptions at its pharmacies by limiting the dose and initial supply of opioid medication to seven days, starting February 1. It was not...
FDA Targets Rogue Online Pharmacies

FDA Targets Rogue Online Pharmacies

Author: Pat Anson / Source: Pain News Network The Food and Drug Administration has joined in a crackdown on over 500 online pharmacies that illegally sell potentially dangerous, unapproved versions of prescription drugs, including opioid pain medication,...