Ducey restricts opioid prescriptions for Medicaid and state employee insurance

Ducey restricts opioid prescriptions for Medicaid and state employee insurance

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
October 25, 2016

Mexican and Colombian drug cartels are pumping more and more Heroin into the U.S. because of the higher demands fueled by the out-of-control opioid prescription drug epidemic.

Across the nation, Americans are reverting to the much cheaper Heroin because they can no longer receive, for afford to pay for a prescription of the opioid their body craves.

This past Monday, Gov. Doug Ducey (R) struck a blow to the narcotic addiction epidemic by signing a bill that ordered Arizona's Medicaid plan and state employee insurance plan to cut prescriptions to addicting painkillers.

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The bill:

-Adults can only get a 7-day supply on an initial opioid prescription.

-Kids will not receive a opiod prescription for more than 7 days, unless they have some form of "traumatic injury," cancer, or any similar "chronic disease."

"This is a preventive step, and one we hope that employers and insurance companies will follow our lead to address the scourge of addiction on the front end." -Gov. Doug Ducey

Ducey also added that state employees wouldn't have to seek pre-approval for the brain receptor-blocking prescription drug Vivitrol.


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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at Diversenewmedia@gmail.com

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