2nd Circ. Reinstates NY Tax On Opioid Distributors

By Mike Curley (September 14, 2020, 4:27 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Monday reinstated a New York law that requires opioid distributors to pay into a fund to support health programs, saying the payment is considered a tax and is not within federal court jurisdiction.

The Second Circuit reinstated a New York law that requires opioid manufacturers and distributors to pay into a fund to support health programs, reversing a federal district court ruling from 2018. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) The opinion reverses a December 2018 ruling in suits by trade groups Association for Accessible Medicines and Healthcare Distribution Alliance, and opioid maker and distributor SpecGX LLC, who had challenged the New...

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