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Some state lawmakers upset about proposed opioid excise tax

Some state lawmakers upset about proposed opioid excise tax

March 25, 2019 12:24 PM

Some state lawmakers and pharmacists disagree with Governor Cuomo's plan to add an opioid excise tax in the budget.

Opponents say the tax will be passed down to doctors and patients who really need these medications.

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If it passes, New York would be the first state in the county to impose a tax on this kind of medication.

Lawmakers, including Assemblyman and Pharmacist John McDonald, held a news conference on Monday morning calling on other lawmakers to shoot down the proposal.

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