The state Attorney General announced that Cortland County will receive $322-thousand dollars from Opioid settlements in what she calls the first round of distribution. Central New York gets $6.3-million, more than half going to Syracuse and Onondaga County. The settlements are with opioid distributors such as Cardinal Health and McKesson.
“Central New York has been devastated by the effects of opioids, but today we are distributing funds to the region to help with treatment and prevention,” said Attorney General James. “These funds will go a long way in helping communities rebuild from the opioid epidemic. While no amount of money will ever make up for all those we have lost to this crisis, these funds are vital in helping us recover.”
Later this year, Central New York counties will receive additional payments from the settlements with Endo Health Solutions, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Allergan. In addition, funds will also come from the New York State Opioid Settlement Fund, which is managed by the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports.