Beginning Jan. 1, Florida’s largest health insurer, Florida Blue, will no longer cover OxyContin prescriptions in light of the growing opioid epidemic that is plaguing the U.S. The move comes just weeks after President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency. Opioids are powerful painkillers that give users a feeling of euphoria, and are highly addictive. More than 90 Americans die every day due to opioid overdose from misuse and abuse. “Most physicians, most plans have had a hands-off approach for a number of years, and we see where we are now,” Scott McClelland, Florida Blue’s vice ... Read More
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