Opioid Tax Bill Proposed in Rhode Island to Pay for Naloxone

Rhode Island Senate President Dominick Ruggerio just proposed a bill that would require all drug manufacturers that sell or distribute opioids in the state of Rhode Island to pay an opioid tax, according to a news update from the Providence Journal. The goal of this tax is to generate funding to buy naloxone to help offset the opioid crisis and help treat overdoses. Ruggerio speaks on the matter:

“It is critical that we do all we can to educate Rhode Islanders about the crisis, prevent overdose incidents when possible, and support treatment and recovery programs. One bill I am submitting today puts the financial burden where it belongs, on the manufacturers profiting from the sale of opioids, so that we can better address this crisis.”

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