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Independence Blue Cross tightens limits on opioid prescriptions

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Independence Blue Cross is tightening the limits on new opioid prescriptions.

Starting next month, they'll be limited to five days for initial low-dose opioids.

Patients suffering from cancer-related pain and hospice patients will still be covered for longer terms.

The big health insurer is trying to reduce the addiction risk, and keep unused medications from falling into the wrong hands.
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