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Insurer sends checks straight to patients, prompting lawsuit

A woman received nearly $375,000 from her insurance company over several months for treatment she received at a California rehabilitation facility. A man received more than $130,000 after he sent his fiancée's daughter for substance abuse treatment.

Blue Cross makes steps to combat opioid crisis

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Blue Cross of Idaho, which insures more than 500,000 residents, is implementing new guidelines for the prescription of opioid painkillers.The Post Register reports the move is an effort to combat the rising number of opioid addictions and overdose deaths in the state.