Keyword: Robert Bonakda

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Doc calls for payers to reimburse for alternative pain management therapies

It’s all fine and well for the U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., to send a letter to every doctor in the county telling them to change the way they’re prescribing opioid-based medications for pain relief. But if insurance companies aren’t covering pain alternatives, Murthy’s missive may well land like a lead balloon.