Xtampza ER

Cigna Will Stop Covering OxyContin in Effort to Reduce Inappropriate Use

Health insurer Cigna announced this week it will stop covering the prescription opioid OxyContin in an effort to reduce inappropriate use of the drug. Instead it will cover an equivalent drug less vulnerable to being misused. The alternate drug is Xtampza ER, made by Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc. Xtampza ER cannot…