Opioid Surcharge- Friends of Recovery- New York Policy Statement

Opioid Surcharge- Friends of Recovery- New York Policy Statement

Posted in: Advocacy & Public Policy

On January 16, 2018, Governor Cuomo announced the following budget proposal:
“A new surcharge of 2 cents per milligram of active opioid ingredient on prescription drugs, directing all proceeds to the Opioid Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Fund. This new fund will support on-going efforts to respond to the epidemic.”
This policy briefing includes four sections: 1) What does the budget proposal say?, 2) Who will support the proposal/who will oppose the proposal, 3) History of the proposal state-wide and nationally, and 4) Conclusion