Florida Blue, the state’s largest health insurer, will drop coverage of the powerful but addictive pain reliever OxyContin, the branded version of the drug oxycodone, beginning in January 2018. Instead, Florida Blue will cover a different pain reliever also made from oxycodone but designed to deter abuse.
Florida Blue, the state’s largest health insurer, will drop coverage of the powerful but addictive pain reliever OxyContin, the branded version of the drug oxycodone, beginning in January 2018. Instead, Florida Blue will cover a different pain reliever also made from oxycodone but designed to deter abuse. Toby Talbot AP file
Florida Blue, the state’s largest health insurer, will drop coverage of the powerful but addictive pain reliever OxyContin, the branded version of the drug oxycodone, beginning in January 2018. Instead, Florida Blue will cover a different pain reliever also made from oxycodone but designed to deter abuse. Toby Talbot AP file

To fight opioid crisis, Florida’s largest insurer stops covering OxyContin

November 06, 2017 06:45 PM