CVS moves to limit opioid prescriptions

CVS moves to limit opioid prescriptions

The CDC reported patients received a 13-day average pill supply in 2006; that number skyrocketed to 18 days in 2015.

CVS also plans to boost funding for addiction programs, counseling and safe disposal of opioids.

CVS manages medications for almost 90 million plan members, making it one of the largest pharmaceutical chains in the U.S. The new restriction will apply to patients who are new to pain therapy.

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"Everyone has a role to play in addressing the opioid epidemic, and CVS Health is showing how the private sector can help", said Richard Baum, Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy. This remarkable volume of opioid prescribing is unique to the United States, where prescribing in 2015 was almost four times what it was in Europe.

CVS, which manages medications for almost 90 million customers at 9,700 retail locations, plans to roll out the initiatives to control opioid abuse as of February 1, 2018. First, patients new to opioids will only get seven days' worth of medication.

The CVS announcement comes on the heels of a special publication released by the National Academy of Medicine, "First, Do No Harm", which calls on the leadership and action of doctors to help reverse the "course of preventable harm and suffering from prescription opioids". "With this expansion of our industry-leading initiatives, we are further strengthening our commitment to help providers and patients balance the need for these powerful medications with the risk of abuse and misuse".

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CVS said this isn't a blame game. CVS has nearly 90 million customers at its pharmacies each year at 9,600 CVS locations and 1,100 walk-in medical clinics in almost 10,000 communities in the United States.

"The opioid epidemic touches all of the communities we serve, and as a pharmacy innovation company, we are in a unique position to make a difference", CVS Health representatives said in a statement.

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