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Cigna to Stop Covering Oxycontin Prescriptions

Basic human nature shows us that we are creatures of survival. We adapt to the times as the times are a changing. Like it or not, the world continues to spin at its own pace regardless of our readiness. To survive we have to offend and defend. We must know the difference between fight and flight as we continue picking our battles in life wisely.

That all being said, what do we do when running and hiding shows no prevail? After anything causes too much disruption, eventually running doesn’t do it anymore. Somebody has to do something since nothing changes if nothing changes. With every problem therein usually lies a solution, but sometimes it’s just a matter of finding it.

The ghastly opioid epidemic has swept across America taking thousands of innocent lives prematurely. Oxycontin prescriptions amongst a conglomeration of other pharmaceuticals have become a household name, but not a friendly one to remain accustomed to. The little silent killers are responsible for a chemical plague that is causing more pain than they’re marketed to alleviate. With death lurking in shadows for every active addict and alcoholic, it’s time that somebody did that something to put an end to all this fatal prescription malarkey.   

Choose Oxy Clean and Not Oxycontin

The drug epidemic in the United States is an ever growing problem that shows no sight of decreasing speed anytime soon. The “war on drugs”, as it’s been so infamously called throughout the years, has been classified as a joke by many political figures in the headlines. In many instances with illegal narcotics, it has been proven that the same figures stopping the product from U.S. ground are the same ones bringing it in. It’s one of the most prevalent examples of political theater- but we won’t get into that today.

Oxycontin prescriptions are the golden ticket to death. Oxycontin, along with its deadly henchmen, is an opioid that is more than easy to obtain in today’s drug-addled world. The United States is finally starting to recognize the chaos being caused by such an insignificant little pill as the overdose death toll continues to rise. Some of the opiates causing such fatal disturbances include:

  • Oxycontin
  • Oxycodone
  • Fentanyl
  • Carfentanil
  • Morphine
  • Heroin

The DEA and insurance companies are finally ready to start the much-awaited change needed to save the addicts of America- the people of America. Finally, President Trump has declared the nation in a “state of emergency” in due to the opioid crisis at hand.

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A Glimmer of Hope

Little moves are being made slowly as progress is being made little by little. Dirty doctors and certain medical establishments have been raided and shut down- helping reduce the amount of unnecessary prescriptions being written out. Also, the DEA passed a law to reduce the number painkillers produced in 2017 by 25% and plan to implement the same idea moving forward into the oncoming year. It won’t stop the terrifying number of overdoses being recorded across the country, but it will put a dent in the addiction statistics.

When the time for change comes, hopefully it ignites more to follow suit. Cigna, a major health insurer across America, is finally hopping on that emergency train. Cigna declared in the previous year that it had plans to reduce Oxycontin prescriptions and other opiates 25% over the next three years; results by 2019. In recent statements, it has been announced that Cigna will ultimately eliminate all Oxycontin prescriptions covered by the health insurer in 2018. This means that the alcoholic thinking derivative will become less available to the public in the long run- something that only all addicts and alcoholic can keep their fingers crossed for.

A Brick in the Wall

With new pharmaceutical blockades imposed for the future, things are looking better but still not great. Wherever there is a demand there is a supply. Opioid abuse and with Oxycontin prescriptions doesn’t just stop with a few policy changes or new laws created. Cigna has plans to replace Oxycontin prescriptions with another less abusive opioid in the long run. Although changes have been made within the last decade to make Oxycontin tougher to abuse, it’s still a struggle to stop the abuse entirely. When there’s a will- there’s a way.

With the pharmaceutical epidemic occurring and people turning blue left and right, the company responsible for manufacturing the alleged drug seems to show no sympathy as their eyes continue to fixate on the dollar signs. Purdue Pharma, which is spread around the world, shows no signs of slowing down their synthetic opioid trade. Unfortunately, in a world that is ran by money, there’s not much warning that can be said or heeding to it that can be done.

Leading the Way

Even let’s say with the aid of Purdue themselves reducing production, sometimes there is just very little that can be done at a time for an epidemic of such massive proportion. Although spread thickly nationwide, Ohio is a top contender for overdose deaths and the nasty result that Oxycontin prescriptions can manifest. Ohio also leads the way in promoting treatment services and providing change to the opioid crisis. Ohio is among of the states that are leading a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma and a few other major pharmaceutical companies.

Cigna, along with the actions of specific states like Ohio, is showing hope for a future that has been extinguishing addicts and alcoholics in recent years. The time has come to choose survival and finally, the right people/companies are making a stand. The time to stop Oxycontin prescriptions and the stronghold Purdue has is now.  

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