Opioid Use is Down By 25% Among Members At Cigna
Cigna announced that Opioid use is down by 25% among its members. Cigna is one of the first insurance companies to move against the opioid epidemic.
In 2016 the company vowed it would start capping prescriptions for short acting opioids for acute pain to 15 days.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and more than 115 Americans die each day after overdosing on opioids.
"We committed to this reduction for our customers because we recognized the severity of the epidemic and its impact on people from every walk of life, their families, employers and communities," David M. Cordani, Cigna's president and chief executive officer, said in a press release.
Opioid prescriptions are being over prescribed. Cigna is working to decrease opioid use among its employees even more in 2019.
They are planning to make sure that daily dosage measurements do not exceed safe quantities.
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