Archive for Tag: opioid

Assembly advances DeCroce, Thomson bill requiring proper disposal of prescriptions

TRENTON, N.J. – With today’s unanimous vote, the Assembly advanced a bill (A5667), sponsored by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce and co-sponsored by Assemblyman Ned Thomson, requiring pharmacies and hospice programs to provide patients with information and methods to safely discard prescription medications. Gov. Phil Murphy conditionally vetoed a similar bill...

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DeCroce and Thomson bill addresses proper prescription medication disposal after governor’s CV

TRENTON, N.J. – The Health and Senior Services Committee advanced a bill (A5667), sponsored by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce and Assemblyman Ned Thomson, requiring pharmacies and hospice programs to provide patients with information and methods to safely discard medications and needles. Gov. Phil Murphy conditionally vetoed a similar bill (S3240)...

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Munoz: Governor’s demand to put opioid tax back in budget is unconscionable

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy held a press conference today to bemoan the Legislature’s failure to include a tax on pharmaceutical companies that manufacture and distribute opioids in the state budget they passed last week. A vocal opponent to the measure, Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz called Murphy’s continued demand...

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Munoz calls Murphy’s plan to tax prescriptions immoral and ineffective

TRENTON, N.J. – Murphy’s FY2020 budget is projecting $21.5 million in revenue from legislation that has yet to be introduced but would tax pharmaceutical companies that manufacture and distribute opioids. During today’s budget hearing with Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio, Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz questioned why the Murphy administration continues to...

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