Nearly two million Americans became addicted in 2018. Some chemically dependent as soon as 72 hours after taking that first pill. And after 90 days, the time when opioid painkillers should be discontinued, 75% of people who are still on them, are doing so to manage the pain of withdrawal. Not the original pain.
For businesses, the opioid crisis is more than just an HR problem, it’s a financial one. It’s estimated that 4% or more of all members of a healthcare plan are abusing their pain prescriptions, which represents 15% of all healthcare costs. That’s money out of your bottom line.
Your Prescription Benefits Manager can’t fix this problem. The solution is math–in the form of our proprietary predictive analytics–not more medicine.