Today’s blog is by Margaret Stewart, Manager of HR and Administration at SafeSourcing.
Recently in the news, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, a well-known health insurance provider, will no longer cover the cost of prescriptions for OxyContin. OxyContin is a strong pain reliever that is available by prescription only and has a history of abuse and addiction. Many people even speculate that addiction to this pain reliever has caused a rise in the number of heroin and other opioid users, as OxyContin is much more expensive to obtain illegally without a prescription than the highly addictive and deadly, but cheaper, heroin. While this move may raise further questions for Blue Cross, the change is generally received as a positive step toward preventing more addition and drug abuse in the future.
In another recently announced change, Kroger has said it will phase out its use of plastic bags by 2025. While plastic grocery bags are fairly cheap and are convenient for many customers, there have been growing concerns about the number of plastic bags and their impact on the environment, as they end up collecting in waterways and oceans and hurting wildlife. Kroger plans to begin implementing a more environmentally sustainable option, like reusable bags.
No matter what positive change a company makes, the company must still implement their new plan. These new plans often require sourcing new products or services. This is where a company like SafeSourcing can help. We can help your organization not only research what options are available, but also help implement the entire plan. We work directly with your own team to obtain the data and information needed to source your solution and implement a positive change.
For more information on how SafeSourcing can help in your positive changes, or on our Risk Free trial program, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service representative. We have an entire team ready to assist you today.