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Big Tobacco unleashes on Cuomo, threatening loss of State Senate on proposed cigarette ban

After reports swirled across the State late Friday night that senior public health officials in the administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo were actively drafting a temporary six-week ban on the sale of combustible cigarettes, the Altria Group (which owns Phillip


Cuomo vetoes bill to regulate pharmacy benefit managers

Bill would have added accountability, increased fiscal disclosure, and addressed deceptive and anti-competitive practices Governor Andrew Cuomo this evening vetoed legislation to increase oversight, transparency, and accountability of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). PBMs are companies that manage prescription drug benefits for

NY Assembly

Gottfried heralds new nursing home reporting requirements

A new law expanding nursing home reporting requirements, quality oversight, and financial transparency was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on December 16. The bill, A4757A/S5908, was sponsored by Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried and Senate Health Committee Chair Gustavo