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Cigna to stop covering most OxyContin prescriptions - CNN

(CNN) In an attempt to reduce opioid use amid a nationwide abuse epidemic, insurance giant Cigna will no longer cover most OxyContin prescriptions in its group plans beginning January 1. "Our focus is on helping customers get the most value from their ...and more »

Cigna Escalates War on Opioids With OxyContin Crackdown. Is It About Public Health or Business? - Fortune

Health insurance giant Cigna announced that it will largely ditch coverage for OxyContin (or oxycodone), in its group health plans beginning in January 2018. “Our focus is on helping customers get the most value from their medications—this means ...and more »

Collegium Infringing OxyContin Patents, Purdue Says - Law360

Law360, New York (October 6, 2017, 5:36 PM EDT) -- Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc. is infringing two of Purdue Pharma LP's patents tied to the opioid painkiller OxyContin when making and selling its painkiller Xtampza ER, Purdue alleged on Friday in ...and more »

Cigna's move to drop OxyContin coverage unlikely to curb opioid misuse -

Cigna Corp. said it will stop covering prescriptions for opioid pain medication Oxycontin next year as part of its initiative to reduce opioid use among its members. But addiction experts said Cigna's decision will do little to reduce opioid use in a ...and more »

Will benefit managers jump in with Cigna's move to pull OxyContin? - Kansas City Business Journal

If Cigna's foray into abuse-deterrent opioids is a success, other payors may follow suit. On Wednesday, Cigna Corp. (NYSE: CI) announced it would no longer cover OxyContin, the opioid painkiller manufactured by Purdue Pharma LP, starting in January ...and more »

Cigna to no longer cover OxyContin - Healthcare Finance News

Insurer has entered a value-based contract with Collegium Pharmaceutical for the drug Xtampza ER, an oxycodone equivalent. Susan Morse, Senior Editor. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to LinkedIn Share to Email. Cigna ...and more »

Cigna discontinues coverage of OxyContin - BenefitsPro

The move is part of the health insurer's plan to cut opioid use among its customers by 25 percent by 2019. (Photo: Shutterstock). In the latest move to curb the nation's opioid crisis, health insurer Cigna Corp. has announced it will stop covering ...and more »

Cigna to end OxyContin painkiller coverage, signs contract for alternative - Reuters

(Reuters) - Amid a growing U.S. opioid addiction, health insurer Cigna Corp will stop covering OxyContin, the opioid painkiller sold by Purdue Pharma LP, as of Jan. 1 and will instead cover an equivalent with a formulation less vulnerable to abuse, the ...and more »

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, October 5, 2017 - Medical Marketing and Media

1. Cigna will no longer cover Purdue Pharma's OxyContin, starting in 2018. Instead, it will cover Collegium Pharmaceutical's Xtampza ER, an abuse-deterrent painkiller. (Reuters). 2. The American Medical Association no longer supports government ...and more »

In effort to reduce opioid crisis, Cigna drops Oxycontin from 2018 coverage - WSAW

Health insurer Cigna will not cover OxyContin in 2018. The company said the move is to reduce opioid abuse. Cigna is asking opioid manufacturers to align with efforts to reduce opioid use, and has signed a contract with Collegium Pharmaceutical for the ...and more »