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Insurers starting to deny coverage of OxyContin

While drug policy fellow Katharine Neill Harris is cautiously supportive of restricting opioids for new patients, she thinks doctors need to have the discretion to recommend pain medication for established patients. Houston Chronicle (subscription required): https://bit.ly/2NDJF4W