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BWC drops coverage for Oxycontin in battle with opioid crisis

COLUMBUS — A plan by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to phase out coverage for Oxycontin and its generic form by the end of the year has begun. Given their potential for abuse, misuse, addiction, and dependence, BWC will no longer pay for Oxycontin or generic sustained-release oxycodone tablets for workers who suffer on-the-job injuries on or after June 1. Injured workers currently on those medications will have until Dec. 31 to discontinue their use or switch to a […]
Source: The Daily Jeff – News from Camberidge OH

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