AG James announces NYC to receive $256 million to combat the opioid crisis

New York Attorney General Letitia James began her statewide “HealNY” tour of New York in the Bronx, where she delivered the first of up to $1.5 billion to combat the opioid epidemic.

The funds — which will go to all 10 regions of the state — come from different settlements James has negotiated following her March 2019 lawsuit against the various manufacturers and distributors responsible for the opioid crisis. On Oct. 4, the Progressive James was joined by elected officials from throughout the five boroughs at Lincoln Hospital as she announced that NYC will receive $256 million for opioid prevention, treatment and recovery.

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