Making A Difference For Prescription Drug Safety

Straight Talk LA - Here at Straight Talk, we’re usually talking about things that drive up your healthcare and health insurance costs. So, it’s nice to be able to share some good news with all of you!

As I wrote about last year, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana has been leading the way in promoting prescription drug safety and doing our part to combat the national opioid epidemic, which is particularly acute here in Louisiana.

Recently, Blue Cross implemented a new policy for opioid drugs – commonly prescribed to treat pain – to ensure safer and more effective opioid prescribing in Louisiana. Our goals in this effort are to minimize the number of patients at risk to become chronic opioid users and reduce the amount of opioids in communities across the state.