In the video above, Aetna Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President Hal Paz, M.D., joins Dave Stack, Chairman and CEO of Pacira Pharmaceuticals, to discuss Pacira’s EXPAREL product, an opioid alternative that can be used in a variety of different surgeries.
This non-addictive, one-time injection is administered during surgery and can relieve pain for the first few days following the procedure. Aetna is the first and only dental carrier to cover EXPAREL for wisdom tooth extractions, a decision stemming from the company’s ongoing commitment and comprehensive strategy to fight the opioid epidemic.
As part of this strategy, Aetna is also making it possible for members to find and search for providers who offer opioid alternatives like EXPAREL by using the DocFind platform. Learn more about DocFind here.