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The Opioid Epidemic

MHBP is here to help

Dealing with chronic pain comes with many issues — and opioid prescriptions can be the most concerning. Opioid use has turned into an epidemic, and the White House has declared it a national emergency. MHBP is following the Office of Personnel Management’s recommendation to:

"strengthen efforts to avoid opioid misuse and treat addiction by ensuring the widest availability of overdose reversal or 'rescue' agents.

To accomplish this, MHBP will increase member access to Narcan, a lifesaving rescue agent. Copayments for Narcan prescriptions will be waived starting May 1, 2018.*

Most states have broadened Narcan access laws to widen the availability of Narcan for family, friends and other potential bystanders of overdose. In fact, as of 5/4/2018, 46 states have expanded access to Narcan without individual prescriptions.

*Limit of 4 units per month.