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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  • Anonymous

    Good.  Now maybe other insurers will follow suit to try to put reins on too many doctors who learned in med school that there’s a pill that will fix nearly everything, and too many patients who believe the same because of big pharma’s TV advertising and the attitude that they’ve not been served if they leave a doctor’s office without a prescription in hand.

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