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Insurers often reject opioid alternatives

Suffolk County police officers collect prescription drugs as

Suffolk County police officers collect prescription drugs as FREE Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs DEA holds an event at the Town of Babylon Senior Center at Tanner Park in Copiague as part of the 10th annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

This is in response to the article regarding the overuse of opiod drugs for pain management [“Backing off pain pills,” News, Feb. 14]. Unfortunately, in many cases, insurance companies will not pay for acupuncture, massage or other alternative therapies.

Margaret Kemp, Bellerose

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