Cigna to stop coverage of OxyContin prescriptions - Newburgh Gazette

Cigna's moves come more than a year after the insurer said it meant to cut opioid use among its customers by 25% by 2019. Cigna has set a long-term goal of reducing prescription opioid abuse among its patients by 25 percent by 2019. "We continually ...

Health Insurer Drops OxyContin Coverage To Fight Opioid Crisis - Newsy

Brand-name drug OxyContin won't be covered on Cigna's group commercial drug list in 2018. ShareTweetEmail · SMS. Health Insurer Drops OxyContin Coverage To Fight Opioid Crisis. By Cristina Mutchler October 5, 2017. ShareTweetEmail · SMS.

CIGNA drops Oxycontin on employer-based plans - 6abc.com

CIGNA drops Oxycontin on employer-based plans. Registered Nurse Ali Gorman reports during Action News at 5 p.m. on October 5, 2017. (WPVI). WPVI. Thursday, October 05, 2017 09:46PM. CIGNA is one of the nation's biggest health insurers, and says it ...

Cigna to stop covering OxyContin prescriptions - AppsforPCdaily

Insurer Cigna announced Thursday it will no longer cover the opioid painkiller OxyContin, as part of a commitment to reduce overuse of the addictive drug. Citing safety concerns about opioid abuse and addiction, CIGNA has opted instead to sign a ...

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

Cigna will notify customers with current OxyContin prescriptions and their doctors of the upcoming change so that they have time to discuss treatment options and covered oxycodone clinical alternatives. Oxycodone is a very powerful opioid drug, which ...

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 ...

Health insurance company stops covering OxyContin - ABC2 News

Health insurance company Cigna will no longer cover the painkiller drug OxyContin starting in 2018. This comes after the growing opioid addiction problem in the United States. Each year 15,000 people die from painkiller overdoses and 1,000 of those ...

Cigna Will Stop Covering OxyContin - Insurance News Net

Insurer Cigna announced Thursday it will no longer cover the opioid painkiller OxyContin, as part of a commitment to reduce overuse of the addictive drug. Cigna, one of America's largest health-insurance companies, said in a statement that it's taking ...

Cigna Announcing They Won't be Covering OxyContin Beginning in 2018 - KVRR

NATIONAL — One of the largest health insurers in the country is announcing they will no longer cover OxyContin beginning in 2018. Cigna officials say they are working to curb opioid abuse and with overdose rates continuing to climb, they want to help ...

Cigna to Stop Covering Cost of OxyContin Prescriptions - Tristatehomepage.com

One of America's largest health insurance companies just made a move to try to reduce the misuse of pain pills. The move is intended to cut back on the number of opioid prescriptions the company provides. Starting next year, the company will no longer ...

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.

Cigna will no longer cover opioid OxyContin as preferred option next year - MarketWatch

Cigna Corp. CI, -0.04% said that, as part of an opioid-reduction plan, the company will no longer cover opioid OxyContin as a preferred option for group commercial drug lists starting next year. OxyContin is manufactured by the privately-held drugmaker ...

Cigna says it will no longer cover Oxycontin prescriptions - WCVB Boston

The Connecticut-based company says the changes will be made starting on Jan. 1, 2018 for its group commercial drug list. Advertisement. Cigna says it is currently in the process of notifying customers who have Oxycontin prescriptions, so they will have ...

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

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 ...

Collegium Pharmaceutical Holding On To Significant Gain - Markets Insider

(RTTNews) - Shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical (COLL) have pulled back off their best levels of the day but continue to see significant strength in afternoon trading on Thursday. Collegium is currently up by 11.8 percent after reaching a two-month ...

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 ...

Collegium Rallies On 'Value-Based Contract' With Cigna; Here's What It Means - Benzinga

Collegium Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: COLL) shares jumped more than 13 percent on Thursday after health insurance giant CIGNA Corporation (NYSE: CI) announced it will be discontinuing coverage of Purdue Pharma's popular opioid painkiller ...

Health insurance company won't cover OxyContin prescriptions - WKBW-TV

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Global health insurance provider, Cigna, is taking a big step to reduce the opioid crisis. The company will remove OxyContin from its group commercial drug list on January 1st, 2018. Cigna is in the process of notifying customers ...

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 ...

What We're Reading: OxyContin Coverage; Puerto Rico's Medicaid Funds; Hepatitis Outbreak Continues - AJMC.com Managed Markets Network

As insurers, providers, and lawmakers try to find a way to combat the growing opioid addiction epidemic, Cigna is taking its own steps to stop covering OxyContin. According to Reuters, the insurer will replace OxyContin with an equivalent that is less ...