Officials Look To Ban Fentanyl Analogs, Advocates Push Back

ALBANY – New York State Health officials are once again taking aim at manufacturers of fentanyl analogs hoping to ban them in New York State this year.

Governor Andrew Cuomo made the proposal last week, although, not without some pushback from advocates.

Several community members from across the state held tombstone signs at the state Capitol Wednesday to fight against a proposal to ban fentanyl analogs.

According to the Governor’s office, “some analogs are prohibited by the federal government’s controlled substances schedule, but are not listed in the State schedule.”

Although many say that will not end the overdose crisis.

The Governor has also called for an expansion of medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.


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