TN insurers report significant drop in opioid prescriptions - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

TN insurers report significant drop in opioid prescriptions

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Two of Tennessee's largest insurers said they've made significant reductions in the number of opioids prescribed.

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee reported a six percent drop in the number of opioid prescriptions per member per month.

That includes a 52 percent reduction in the number of claims for long-acting opioids.

Cigna also announced that it has reduced opioid prescriptions overall by 25 percent.

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