Southern Tier to Raise Millions of Money for Opioid Settlement
Southern Tier opioid addiction programs are expected to receive up to $ 25.5 million from various legal settlements involving manufacturers and distributors blamed for the opioid crisis.
New York Attorney General Letitia James said a total of $ 10.5 billion was to be delivered to 62 counties in the state.
According to a press release from the GA office, Broome County is slated for between $ 2.3 million and $ 4,098,000, Chenango County; between $ 434,152 and $ 758,468, Delaware County: $ 461,798 to $ 806,767, Tioga County; between $ 455,900 and $ 796,464 and Tompkins County between $ 989,886 and $ 1.7 million.
Amounts are the minimum and maximum each region can receive from settlements with Johnson & Johnson, McKesson, Cardinal Health, Amerisource Bergen and Endo.
Officials note that not all funds go to the county, and the amounts also include funds that go directly to a major city in a county.
According to the attorney general’s press release, any funds the state raises from opioid regulations or court victories are specifically allocated to reduction efforts in communities devastated by the opioid epidemic and will not be used. not paid into the general state fund.