Immoral Tax Would Harm R.i.
The opioid epidemic is a widespread, complicated problem, and only a collective effort will begin to solve it. The health-care community and lawmakers need to work in tandem to find policies that effectively lessen opioid abuse while still keeping our state’s economic health \x97 as well the health and safety of the patient \x97 in mind.
It’s unfortunate that Senate Bill S0798, the Opioid Stewardship Act, fails on both accounts.
This bill seeks to levy $7.5 million in annual taxe...