October 7, 2021
Opioid/Substance Use Disorders
  • Lobbyists are looking to block Senator Joe Manchin’s push to include a tax on prescription opioids to pay for addiction treatment as part of Democrats’ social spending package. Manchin has said adding the painkiller tax is a requirement for him to support the sweeping bill, but advocates said they’re worried it could increase barriers to care for pain patients. Democratic leadership has not committed to including the tax in the package. (Article here)