• STAT Plus: Court rules New York can collect taxes from drug makers to address opioid crisis

    4 days ago - By STAT

    A U.S. appeals court upheld a controversial New York state law to require drug makers and distributors to fund a program for covering costs for treatment, prevention, and recovery related to the opioid crisis.
    Under the Opioid Stewardship Act, which was enacted three years ago, any manufacturer or wholesaler licensed to sell or distribute opioids in New York would pay a collective $100 million a year into a fund. At the time, state officials estimated that $600 million in surcharges would be collected over a stipulated six-year period. Continue to STAT Plus to read the full story...
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  • STAT Plus: Pharmalittle: Gates is ‘dumbfounded' by U.S. Covid-19 response; WHO urges countries to join COVAX

    4 days ago - By STAT

    Everyone, and how are you today? We are doing just fine, thank you, courtesy of a shiny sun and cool autumn breezes circulating the Pharmalot campus. Moreover, our official mascot is happily snoozing in a corner, which makes it easier to tend to the matters at hand. Such as? Of course, this includes brewing cups of stimulation and foraging for interesting items. Speaking of which, here are a few to get you started. Hope your day goes well and you conquer the world. Meanwhile, please do stay in touch....
    The Covid-19 pandemic has driven nearly 37 million people into extreme poverty and...
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