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Oneida County Will Receive Up to $4.2 Million From New York’s Opioid Settlements to Fight Substance Abuse

Oneida County will receive as much as $4.2 million from the state to spend on prevention, education, treatment and recovery support for substance use disorder, New York state Attorney General Letitia James promised at a Tuesday morning press conference in Utica.  

The money, which will be $2.4 million at a minimum, comes from settlements of state lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies and distributors for their role in the opioid epidemic. Herkimer County will receive between $568,835 and $982,214.  

In total, the state will give up to $1.5 billion to counties to fight substance abuse, said James, who is visiting dozens of counties this month to announce the funding in what her office calls a HealNY tour.  

Read the source article at Utica Observer Dispatch

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