Comments for: To cut down on abuse, Mass. insurer limits painkiller prescriptions

Posted June 12, 2012, at 9 a.m.

In an effort to curb abuse of powerful painkillers, Massachusetts’s largest insurer is going to restrict doctors’ ability to write new prescriptions to 30 days’ worth of pills before a mandatory review by the insurer. Officials at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts say the policy, which begins July 1, …

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