Ways To Address Opioid Epidemic

Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield

Curtis Barnett, CEO of Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, recently sat down for an extensive interview with Talk Business & Politics editor-in-chief Roby Brock.

Barnett offered wide-ranging thoughts on the future of healthcare from a consumer and business perspective. He also outlined several ways that stakeholders in the state could address the opioid crisis that has been on the rise in the last decade.

The Blue Cross executive said there are partnerships that have been formed to curtail some aspects of the opioid problem, but a Drug Enforcement Agency waiver that would allow more physicians to prescribe a drug called Suboxone could be key.     MORE

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