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4/20/2017
Blue Shield of California Promotes Arminé Papouchian to Senior Vice President of Provider Contracting, Relations, Compliance and Analytics

SAN FRANCISCO (April 20, 2017) — Blue Shield of California has appointed Arminé Papouchian to senior vice president of provider contracting, relations, compliance and analytics. As a member of the senior leadership team, she will continue to lead the provider network management team.

Blog
4/11/2017
Tackling the Opioid Crisis by Supporting Care Providers

BY SALINA WONG, PharmD — According to a 2013 study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, 75 percent of prescription drug overdoses involve an opioid medication. The over-prescribing and excessive use of these highly addictive drugs to treat pain has led to a national crisis with significant health and social consequences.

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