UnitedHealthcare alters oral-health policies in response to opioid epidemic

PROVIDENCE – About 5 million Americans will have their wisdom teeth removed this year, with 70 percent prescribed opioid pain medication, and UnitedHealthcare has begun new initiatives to prevent local patients from becoming addicts. Dentists and oral surgeons write 12 percent of all opioid prescriptions, including 45 percent of opioid prescriptions for adolescents, UnitedHealthcare reported.…

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