CVS tightens restrictions on opioid prescriptions in bid to stanch epidemic

CVS Health announced Thursday that it was limiting the amount and strength of prescription opioid painkillers it provides to patients taking the drugs for the first time, a step intended to help curb opioid abuse.

Through its pharmacy benefit manager, CVS Caremark, which has 90 million plan members, the company

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