New Delaware opioid tax generates almost $1 million

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New Delaware opioid tax generates almost $1 million

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DOVER, Del. (AP) — State officials say a new tax on opioid painkillers in Delaware has generated almost $1 million to help support abuse prevention and treatment.

Officials said Wednesday that the Division of Professional Regulation had sent invoices to 41 companies as of last week for more than $547,000, with more than $483,000 received for third-quarter 2019 invoices. Fourth-quarter invoices to 42 companies for more than $528,000 were sent earlier this month.

The new law imposes a per-pill tax on prescription opioids ranging from a few cents to a dollar or more, based on their strength and whether they are brand-name or generic. 

 

 

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