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Express Scripts announces new restrictions to help fight opioid epidemic

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ST. LOUIS — Express Scripts  announces new restrictions to help fight the opioid epidemic. The St. Louis county based company tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that it will restrict both the type and quantity of pain killers it’s patients receive.

For example, a patient who undergoes surgery to remove wisdom teeth will get a seven-day supply of painkillers, regardless of what the surgeon prescribes.

Patients will also no longer get long-acting versions of opioids and will get short-acting versions instead.