Cigna to stop covering most OxyContin prescriptions – CNN

“Our focus is on helping customers get the most value from their medications — this means obtaining effective pain relief while also guarding against opioid misuse,” Cigna Chief Pharmacy Officer Jon Maesner said in a statement Wednesday.

OxyContin is a brand name for an extended-release version of oxycodone, a commonly prescribed opioid painkiller.

Last year, Cigna set a goal of reducing its customers’ (more…)

Martinsburg doctor gets one year in oxycodone distribution case – Herald-Mail Media

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Martinsburg physician who pleaded guilty in federal court to seven counts of aiding and abetting distribution of oxycodone was sentenced Tuesday to one year and one day in prison, U.S. Attorney William J. Ihenfeld II said.

Tressie Montene Duffy, 46, had faced up to 20 years in prison for each conviction, Ihlenfeld said in December when she entered (more…)

Family of local football player linked to federal oxycodone investigation files lawsuit -…

The parents of Michael Yenick, who died of an oxycodone overdose and is linked to a federal drug investigation, filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Reno family doctor Robert Rand.

Yenick, 33, a former Nevada and Bishop Manogue High School football player, died of oxycodone (more…)