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Opioid prescriptions decrease nearly 20 percent in Nebraska

The number of opioid medications filled by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members declined 19 percent from 2014 to 2017.  “There has been a lot more attention given by providers to their patients who may be misusing the drugs, filling too frequently, filling before they’ve run out, or maybe having symptoms

By |2018-07-12T11:18:51-05:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Opioid prescriptions decrease nearly 20 percent in Nebraska

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday

 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, April 28, is your opportunity to dispose of unused prescription drugs in a safe and responsible manner.  "There are certain drugs that are dangerous and we would prefer not get into the hands of someone else,” said Dr. Debra Esser, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska chief

By |2018-04-26T14:51:49-05:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska adopting CDC guidelines on opioid prescribing

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is joining other Blue Plans nationwide in adopting new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines that support not prescribing opioids as first or second lines of pain therapy in most clinical situations. “We will be using the CDC opioid prescribing guidelines to further educate our providers and

By |2018-03-29T12:07:30-05:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska adopting CDC guidelines on opioid prescribing