Cigna to end OxyContin painkiller coverage, signs contract for alternative

Published: 5/10/2017
Cigna to end OxyContin painkiller coverage, signs contract for alternative
Source: FEEDS.REUTERS.COM

(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 company said on Wednesday.

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