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According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, a US federal judge blocked New York state from enforcing a recently-enacted law that would force drug manufacturers and distributors to pay a 600 million dollar fine to defray the cost of fighting the widespread opioid epidemic. The ruling reportedly comes amid a trio of lawsuits challenging the law by generic drugmakers group the Association for Accessible Medicines, drug wholesale distributor group Healthcare Distribution Alliance and opioid generics maker Mallinckrodt Plc’s unit SpecGx. AAM said in a statement that while it supported proposals to address the opioid crisis, “legislative proposals must reflect an understanding of the pharmaceutical ecosystem and adhere to the tenets of the U.S. Constitution.”

Added on the 19/12/2018 16:19:37 - Copyright : Wochit

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