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N.Y. negotiates national settlement with Cigna on opioid treatment

As published by USA Today on October 20, 2016. The insurer Cigna will no longer require  pre-authorization for prescriptions to treat opioid addiction under the terms of a national settlement announced late Thursday by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Doctors and patients complain that while it may be common to require doctors to get prior […]

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Baldwin doctor sentenced for illegal painkiller prescriptions, AG says

As published by Newsday on October 20, 2016. A Baldwin doctor was sentenced to 6 months in prison and 5 years’ probation for illegally selling oxycodone prescriptions, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Thursday. Dr. Anand Persaud, 47, also provided prescriptions without performing required medical examinations of patients, Schneiderman said in a news release. At […]