State looks to shut down baby formula/medicine black market

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New York is one step closer to keeping household products off the black market.

A bill has passed the state Senate which will outlaw the sale of products like baby formula, aspirin, and ibuprofen by anyone not licensed to sell them.

Sen. David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester), who introduced the bill, says these products are in high demand and selling them on the black market has become common. He says the new legislation would cut down on theft and keep consumers safe.

The Senate had passed this bill last year, but it failed to make it out of the Assembly.

The bill is now again in the Assembly's hands.

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