NEW YORK — Mayor Eric Adams and New York Attorney General Letitia James have announced the first of up to $256 million coming to New York City to combat the opioid crisis.
To address record overdose rates, New York City will receive $88.9 million this year.
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“These funds will be placed in a lockbox and they will go primarily to treatment, prevention and education and to reverse overdoses,” James said.
The funds are the first round of payments from the approximately $1.5 billion that James has secured for the state from the historic settlements with manufacturers and distributors of opioids.