Senator Sanders Introducing Bill Targeting Opioid Manufacturers
On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders will introduce a bill, that would fine opioid drug manufacturers for deceptive marketing and implement the harsh penalties on drugmakers found responsible for contributing to the drug epidemic.
The legislation, called the Opioid Crisis Accountability Act of 2018, would ban marketing that falsely suggests an opioid does not have addictive qualities or risks and would fine the companies found liable for contributing to the crisis.
Companies that violate the marketing provision would be fined 25 percent of the profits from their opioid products.