Fund Opioid Treatment by Establishing an Excise Tax on Manufacturers of Opioids

Last updated: Jun 20, 2019

Details about this bill
Category: Pharmacy Related
Status: Appropriations Table
Sponsor: Representative Margaret O'Neil, House 15
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 1362

Position:

Opposed.

UPDATE: This bill has been placed on the special appropriations table.

UPDATE: This bill has been amended and passed by the House and Senate.

Summary:

This bill establishes the Opioid Stewardship Fund within the Fund for a Healthy Maine for the purpose of supporting opioid use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery funded by an excise tax of 0.1¢ per morphine milligram equivalent assessed against opioid drug manufacturers for opioid drugs purchased by consumers in the State.