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Attorneys General Ask Pharmacy Benefit Managers Adopt Opioid Restrictions

November 1, 2017

The attorney general of Connecticut led a group of his counterparts in calling on pharmacy benefit managers to limit the duration and strength of opioid prescriptions they approve and to supply patient’s immediate-release formulations before extended-release products.

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen said the recommendations mirror a program announced by CVS Health Services. The CVS program tracks guidelines recently issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Besides himself, the attorneys general of Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands signed either the letter to 15 PBMs, a second letter of commendation to CVS or both, Jepsen said.

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