CVS's New Opioid Policy Does Nothing to Solve Addiction While Negatively Impacting Pain Patients – Rooted in Rights

CVS’s New Opioid Policy Does Nothing to Solve Addiction While Negatively Impacting Pain Patients
Friday, October 13, 2017

On September 21st, CVS Pharmacy announced a significant change in their policy regarding prescription opioid painkillers. According to CVS, “this program will include limiting to seven days the supply of opioids dispensed for certain acute prescriptions for patients who are new to therapy; limiting the daily dosage of opioids dispensed based on the strength of the opioid; and requiring the use of immediate-release formulations of opioids before extended-release opioids are [...]

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