New York is seeking to secure $2 billion in restitution from opioid manufacturers, distributors and pharmacy benefit managers that the state Department of Financial Services determined has been overcharged — as a result of misinformation — over the last decade.
State health budget restores hundreds of millions in Medicaid funding, invests millions more in public health programs and further codifies federal Affordable Care Act provisions in state law, including the state healthcare marketplace.
New York state expects to spend an average of $13.4 billion in each of the next five years on capital projects, but the state comptroller says it would benefit from a more comprehensive assessment of its capital assets and needs.
An audit of mental care facilities run or licensed by New York's Office of Mental Health has found poor compliance with a 2007 law, named for a 13-year-old autistic boy who was killed by his caretakers, that was meant to protect young patients.
Once thought to be eliminated in the U.S, measles has experienced a resurgence in recent years. In New York, where the outbreak ostensibly originated, legislators are looking at ways to compel residents to receive routine vaccinations.
Three bills the governor signed into law this week are intended to protect infants — in the home, at child care facilities and while sleeping in their cribs. But federal officials say a new ban is likely to prove ineffective and may even create new potential hazards for the infants of uninformed parents.
The latest on top pharmaceutical executives testifying before Senate lawmakers on rising drug prices: Senators are urging top pharmaceutical executives to help Congress take action against the industry's worst actors who hike prices on once-cheap drugs. Democrat Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island says the drug industry's reputation has been tarnished by a handful of companies that monopolize decades-old drugs and hike their prices.
It was announced back in July that the state’s Joint Senate Task Force on Opioids, Addiction & Overdose Prevention would be holding seven hearings and roundtable discussions across the state over the coming months in an attempt to develop solutions to the ongoing opioid crisis in New York.
The first scheduled hearing is set to take place on August 9 at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx.