Health insurer Cigna announced this week it will stop covering the prescription opioid OxyContin in an effort to reduce inappropriate use of the drug. Instead it will cover an equivalent drug less vulnerable to being misused.
People searching for high-quality care for alcohol use disorder have a new online tool to help them. The tool, called the Alcohol Treatment Navigator, is provided by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, part of the National Institutes of Health.
Chuck Rosenberg, the acting head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, said he will resign at the end of the week, The New York Times reports. Law enforcement officials said Rosenberg has grown disillusioned with President Trump and feels he has little respect for the law.
Drug company and government officials announced new efforts designed to fight opioid addiction during a meeting this week of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.