Kaiser Permanente Prescribes Patients Alternative Therapies for Pain Management

10/09/2017 | PBS NewsHour

To combat opioid addiction, Kaiser Permanente is prescribing patients alternative therapies for pain management —all covered by the plan. The treatments include acupuncture, meditation and yoga combined with a tapering off of prescribed pills. Through the efforts, Kaiser Permanente reduced the use of OxyContin more than 80 percent between 2010 and 2015.