CIGNA To Reimburse For Advanced Outpatient Treatment For Opioid Dependence

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Approximately 4.4 million Americans are currently using prescription pain relievers for non medical purposes, and another 2.4 million have used heroin at some time in their lives.

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CIGNA Behavioral Health announced today that it is the only national behavioral health organization to provide coverage for office-based induction with buprenorphine, an advanced type of opiate treatment which can be prescribed and monitored on an outpatient basis with the medication taken in the privacy of a member's own home.

-- In 2001 alone, almost 2.5 million people used pain relievers without a medical need for the first time.

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