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Should we tax opioid makers and use the money to pay for treatment? Take our reader poll

A bill would require companies to pay a tax on the opioids they make or import, and the funds would be used for abuse prevention and treatment centers.

Once again, a has been introduced that would require companies to pay a tax on the amount of opioids they make or import, and the funds

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