Gov. Andrew Cuomo is asking state lawmakers to revive a tax on the sale of opioids in New York in an effort to curb drug overdoses after a similar law was struck down by a federal judge as unconstitutional late last year.
But unlike the now-defunct Opioid Stewardship Act, the cost of that tax on opioid companies would be allowed to be passed on to consumers who are prescribed those drugs, according to the legislation, which has the potential to raise prices.
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