AG James announces $46.9 million to fund opioid crisis on Long Island

Attorney General Letitia James announced that Long Island is getting $46.9 million to fund treatment, education and prevention programs.

News 12 Staff

Apr 20, 2022, 2:55 AM

Updated 730 days ago

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New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced a major effort to combat the opioid crisis on Long Island.
James announced that Long Island is getting $46.9 million to fund treatment, education and prevention programs.
"These funds will go a long way in supporting those who need it most and the counties who have been affected by the crisis," James says.
She says Nassau County will be getting $20 million in 2022 and Suffolk County will be getting $26 million with more to come in the future.
The money is coming from opioid settlements with Big Pharma.
New York State has collected $1.5 billion in opioid court settlements.


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