Medicare & Insurers Crack Down on Opioids – Patients Suffer


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Individualized pain management does not exist.

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Correction from reader: 

“Individualized treatment does exist, but insurance companies are not paying for it. This has to change.” 

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The New York Times reports “Medicare is Cracking Down on Opioids” (link below).

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Last year an insurer denied 10 mg daily Oxycontin for one of my seniors who had been safely taking this for many years. That is less than 1 mg per hour for 12 hour relief. Pharmacy refused to fill unless insurer approved. That’s one way to reduce healthcare costs without an uprising. There is little tolerance for someone with pain. Are they viewing patients as addicts? Would they do this for cancer? 

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