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Senator Peter Harckham backs bill that would create transparency regarding all opioid sales in New York

A new bill has been proposed that would keep track of all registered opiate sales in the state of New York.

The bill is backed by Senator Peter Harckham.

The bill comes as the state begins to address the clear opioid crisis happening throughout the state, with deaths and overdoses skyrocketing during the pandemic.

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The proposal is designed to follow provisions that created the Opioid Stewardship Fund which is funded by an assessment of opioids sold in the state.

The money in the fund works with state run programs that combat substance abuse issues.

This bill would make it a legal requirement for health officials to release data on their website of all opioid sales.



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